HC Deb 19 May 1982 vol 24 c103W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General whether he will give for the longest and most convenient stated period of time the numbers of approaches he has received from persons and organisations requesting an investigation into matters connected with the legal profession, especially regarding alleged excessive waste of time and high costs, and the steps he has taken or intends taking.

The Attorney-General

From time to time my Department receives letters from members of the public complaining about matters connected with the legal professions. Some of these complaints relate to alleged delays and high costs. The writers are usually informed of the remedies available to them in the courts or through the respective professional bodies. I do not think that it would be helpful to attempt to identify all such letters over a particular period and to give the numbers; in any event such information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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