HC Deb 25 February 1952 vol 496 c103W
139. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the remaining Sections of the Legal Aid and Advice Act, 1949, will be brought into operation.

Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

My right hon. and learned Friend hopes to make an order bringing subsections (1) and (3) of Section 18 and Sections 19 and 20 into force on 1st April, 1952. He is sorry that the present economic condition of the country would not justify the bringing into force of the other parts of the Act that are not at present operating, and he cannot say when it will be possible to bring them into force.