HL Deb 28 July 1997 vol 582 cc14-5WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will extend the "no win—no fee" scheme for lawyers so as to include judicial review proceedings.

The Lord Chancellor

I personally favour the extension of the availability of conditional fees into more areas of litigation and I am currently considering the scope for extending conditional fees. I hope to be in a position to make an announcement in the autumn. I will give careful consideration to the noble Lord's suggestion.