HC Deb 30 June 1982 vol 26 c325W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the high costs of wigs and gowns as used by counsel in courts, and difficulties experienced by new entrants in meeting the cost of them, he will take whatever steps may prove necessary either to ban their use in courts or to have them usable on a voluntary basis.

The Solicitor-General

No. The appropriate dress in court is a matter for the profession itself in consultation with the judiciary. There is no reason to suppose that new entrants face insuperable difficulties in equipping themselves to appear in court properly dressed or that the financial burden is greater on them than on many others who must provide themselves with the necessary equipment with which to practise a profession.

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