§ Mr. M. MacMillan
asked the Attorney-General if it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to introduce legislation to provide for the organisation of a national service of legal advice and representation, which will remove present disabilities due to the inability of poorer sections of the community, other than the destitute, to meet from their own pockets the high fees and expenses for such help and guidance.2089W
As I have already stated in the House, the whole question of affording legal aid to the poorer section of the community is, as regards England, at present under consideration by the Rushcliffe Committee. So far as Scotland is concerned, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland gave to the hon. Member for Gorbals (Mr. Buchanan) on 14th December, 1944.