HC Deb 15 February 1967 vol 741 cc127-8W
Mr. Clifford Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek to pay legal advisers acting for claimants who are victims of crimes of violence and who have to appear before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I do not think that it would be right to amend the present experimental andex gratia scheme, so that where a claimant chose to be legally represented the cost would be met out of public funds.