HC Deb 05 February 1968 vol 758 cc2-3W
38. Mr. Rose

asked the Attorney-General whether he will re-examine the principles relating to legal aid before administrative and industrial tribunals.

The Attorney-General

The Advisory Committee set up under the provisions of Section 13 of the Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949 are already considering to which Tribunals legal aid should be extended when financial circumstances permit. This enquiry involves examination of the principles of legal aid in those cases.

41. Mr. Bishop

asked the Attorney-General what sum was spent on legal aid in the last year for which figures are available; and of this figure what was the approximate sum spent on aiding divorce proceedings.

The Attorney-General

The total sum spent on legal aid in 1966–67 was £8,150,849 of which £2,155,971 was spent on matrimonial causes.

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