§ Sir W. Robson Brown
asked the Attorney-General if he will initiate discussions with the Law Society with a view to making regulations to reduce the legal charges on the purchase of small house property of a value of less than £5,000, as such charges bear hardly on young people buying their first house.
§ The Attorney-General
No. There has been no increase in solicitors' conveyancing charges since 1953 except in the case of very small transactions involving £1,000 or less. Any reduction of the present charges could only be justified if there had been some reduction in the work which the solicitor has to do and there is no reason to suppose that there has been any reduction.