§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)
My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to establish the legal services commission, the community legal service and the criminal defence service; to amend the law of legal aid in Scotland; to make further provision about legal services; to make provision about appeals including cases stated and applications for habeas corpus and the reporting of court proceedings; to amend the law about magistrates and magistrates' courts; and to make provision about immunity from action and costs and indemnities for certain officials exercising judicial functions. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.
Moved, That the Bill be read a first time.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.