§ Mr. Mathew
asked the Attorney-General what steps Her Majesty's Government propose to take to mitigate the hardship which is caused to unassisted defendants who win in actions against legally assisted plaintiffs but are awarded little or no costs.
§ The Attorney-General
It has since the inception of the Legal Aid Scheme been recognised that hardship does arise in some cases. The difficulty has been to find a satisfactory solution of the problem. My noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor has been giving close attention to it and hopes in due course to introduce legislation to afford some alleviation to such defendants.