§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to review the powers of redress available to the Lay Observer.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
My right hon. and learned Friend is at present considering proposals from the Law Society of Scotland for legislation on solicitors' discipline, which include provision for the Lay Observer for Scotlad to report cases of apparent professional misconduct or inadequate professional services to the Scottish solicitors' discipline tribunal.