HC Deb 26 May 1978 vol 950 cc796-7W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Attorney-General how many applications were made for legal aid for matrimonial matters in 1977; how many were granted and how many refused; and how the 1977 figures compare with those in each of the preceding five years..

The Solicitor-General

Figures relating to applications and refusals specifically for matrimonial proceedings are not available. The following table shows the numbers of accepted offers of legal aid certificates for matrimonial proceedings.

chronic bronchitis and coronary thrombosis contracted by persons below the age of 65 years.

Mr. Moyle

No assessment can yet be made of the effect of this campaign which, I understand, has not yet begun. My Department has a responsibility to ensure that the campaign conforms in every respect to the relevant voluntary agreements, to which the whole industry subscribes. I have now seen and studied the material to be used, and have concluded in the light of all the circumstances that there is no breach of the voluntary agreements with my Department.

Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what discussions have taken place between his Department and the tobacco company producing State Express 555 cigarettes concerning the £2 million sponsorship of sports campaign which will promote smoking by young persons interested in sport.

Mr. Moyle

None, on the scheme as a whole. Sponsorship of sport is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister for Sport who consults me on matters concerning sponsorship by tobacco companies. Representatives of the company concerned in this instance have consulted my Department on some points of detail.

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