§ Mr. Weetch
asked the Attorney-General what is the current position with regard to the implementation of the provisions of part II of the Administration of Justice Act 1985; and if he will make a statement.
§ The Attorney-General
Section 12 of and schedule 13 to the Administraion of Justice Act 1985—establishment of the council and supplementary provisions came into operation on 12 March 1986.
Sections 13—training rules—22—keeping of accounts and establishment of client accounts—23—interest on client's money—and 38—rules—came into operation on 1 October 1986. Education and training, accounts, deposit account and accountants' report rules made by the council under these powers were approved by the Lord Chancellor on 6 October 1986. The remaining provision of part II will be brought into effect before the first licences are issued, which is expected to be in April 1987.