HC Deb 12 March 1962 vol 655 c126W
86. Mr. Millan

asked the Lord Advocate if he is aware that, as a result of the work to rule of the Agents for the Poor in Glasgow Sheriff Court since 1st March, poor defendants have failed to obtain legal assistance from those Agents who have made themselves available; and if he will instruct Procurators Fiscal to advise defendants of the assistance that may be given them provided they complete the Affidavits of Means that have been supplied by the Agents.

The Lord Advocate

I understand that since 1st March very few accused persons have applied for the services of a solicitor for the poor in Glasgow Sheriff Court. I do not think, however, that it is, or should be, part of the duties of a Procurator Fiscal to give advice on the lines suggested by the hon. Member.

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