HC Deb 11 March 1963 vol 673 c108W
42. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider amending the scheme for providing legal aid in criminal cases under the Poor Prisoners' Defence Act, 1930, so that those who are able to make a contribution towards their costs are required to do so on the same basis as under Part I of the Legal Aid and Advice Act, 1949.

Miss Pike

My right hon. Friend is not satisfied that a contributory scheme would be practicable in the conditions in which legal aid is granted in criminal cases.