HC Deb 10 December 1957 vol 579 c122W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Attorney-General if he will state in detail the obstacles which prevent the bringing into operation of the Legal Advice Scheme provided for by the Legal Aid and Advice Act, 1949; and what steps he, alone or in conjunction with the Law Society, is taking to bring that scheme into operation.

The Attorney-General

Financial circumstances have so far prevented Sections 5 and 7 of the Legal Aid and Advice Act, 1949, which constitute the Legal Advice Scheme, from being brought into force. With regard to the latter part of the Question, would refer the hon. and learned Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Islington, East (Mr. E. Fletcher) today.