HC Deb 13 November 1967 vol 754 cc13-4W
36. Mr. Rose

asked the Attorney-General whether he will seek to amend the Redundancy Payments Act to provide for automatic legal aid for applicants where solicitors have advised them to appeal before the Industrial Tribunal.

The Solicitor-General

No, Sir. If Legal Aid were to be made available in proceedings before Industrial Tri- bunals, it should be by way of extension of the Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949. My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor has asked the Legal Aid Advisory Committee to consider to which Tribunals Legal Aid should be made available under that Act when financial circumstances permit, and what the priorities should be, both as between those Tribunals themselves and in relation to other possible improvements of the Legal Aid and Advice Schemes.

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