HC Deb 15 July 1982 vol 27 cc440-1W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General what is Her Majesty's Government's policy on the granting of legal aid to those declared vexatious litigants; and how much has been given to such persons for any stated period of time.

The Solicitor-General

Legal aid cannot be given to such a person, whether or not an order has been made against him under section 42 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 restricting litigation without leave of the court, unless he shows reasonable grounds for taking, defending or being a party to proceedings. I understand that the Law Society has no record of a person against whom such an order has been made engaging in legally aided litigation without leave of the court nor of legal aid being granted to such a person in order to obtain leave.

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