HC Deb 10 July 1940 vol 362 c1173W
Mr. Hutchinson

asked the Home Secretary what facilities are afforded to persons detained under Regulation 18B for obtaining legal advice and assistance in preparing their case for presentation to the Advisory Committee; and what facilities are given to the legal advisers of such persons to appear and present their case before the advisory committee?

Sir J. Anderson

Facilities are given to persons detained under this Regulation to be visited by legal advisers so that they may have advice and assistance in preparing any case they wish to present to the Advisory Committee. The question whether in any case a legal representative shall be allowed to appear before the committee is one for the committee to determine, and I understand that no case has yet arisen in which the committee has felt that for the purpose of enabling an objector to present his case to them properly, it has been necessary that he should have the assistance of a legal representative at the hearing. The committee is careful to see that the case which objectors desire to present is fully before them.