HC Deb 31 January 1955 vol 536 c73W

84. Sir F. asked the Attorney-General if he has now considered the Fourth Report of the Law Society on the operation of the Legal Aid Scheme and the recommendation of the Advisory Committee that legal advice centres are now urgently required; and if he will make a statement.

The Attorney-General

My noble Friend has considered the Report. With regard to the recommendation made by the Advisory Committee, I have nothing to add to the answer I gave my hon. and gallant Friend on 6th December last.

86. Mr. Philip Bell

asked the Attorney-General if he will now make a statement on the policy of Her Majesty's Government with regard to extending the facilities of the Legal Aid and Advice Act, 1949, to the local courts in which legal aid may be given in accordance with Part I of the First Schedule to that Act.

The Attorney-General

It is the intention of my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor to make an Order extending the provisions of the Act to these courts at the same time as he makes his order to extend the Act to the county courts.