§ 34. Mr. Canavan
asked the Lord Advocate how many official court visits he has made in the last year.
§ Mr. Canavan
I urge my right hon. and learned Friend to make more court visits. From his experience, either as Lord Advocate or previously, in his court visits has he ever come across a judge or a lay magistrate calling upon a solicitor to offer legal advice or assistance under Section 2(4) of the Legal Advice and Assistance Act 1972? Will my right hon. and learned Friend recommend further use of that provision, and also that more details be given of the legal advice and assistance service to people who are cited to appear in court?