HC Deb 07 December 1989 vol 163 c317W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Attorney-General what steps he is taking in the light of the report on the duty solicitors scheme to ensure full implementation of the rights to access to legal advice at police stations.

The Attorney-General

The research report on the advice and assistance at police stations scheme has been made available to the Legal Aid Board which is reviewing the arrangements for providing duty solicitor advice. It expects to issue a consultation paper early next year.

The report has also been made available to the Home Office which is reviewing the codes of practice under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.