§ Mr. Bermingham
asked the Attorney-General what training courses he proposes to introduce in advocacy for inservice training for (a) solicitors who have just been admitted, (b) barristers who have completed no pupilage and (c) barristers who have completed no more than six months training.
§ The Attorney-General
[pursuant to his reply, 6 July. c. 6]: An intensive, in-service, two weeks' course, which includes a significant element of practical training in advocacy skills, was introduced into the Crown Prosecution Service last year. The course is intended for all lawyers new to the service, whether solicitors or barristers. Six courses have been held and 138 lawyers have attended so far. Future courses have been planned up until next summer and will continue to be run at regular intervals to meet the needs of new staff.