§ 34. Mr. Cohen
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will delay the bringing into force of the sections of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 due to come into force on 1 January 1986 until the 24-hour solicitor scheme is available throughout England and Wales.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 are not dependent on the prior existence of a 24-hour duty solicitor scheme throughout England and Wales.