HL Deb 06 March 1995 vol 562 c1WA
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proposals they have for improving control over the grant of criminal legal aid in magistrates' courts.

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern):

A number of measures are in hand. In particular, I have today laid before Parliament regulations requiring justices' clerks to keep records of all applications for criminal legal aid, showing the reasons for deciding whether individual applications should be granted or refused. These regulations will come into force on 1 May 1995.