§ The Earl of Inchcape
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many people the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors employs; of these how many are employed in purely supportive administrative and clerical work; how many, including out-workers and part-timers, if any, are engaged in the business of supervising solicitors; and, of those engaged in the business of supervising solicitors, how many have a current legal qualification—that is, a solicitor's practising certificate or equivalent; and how many have had formal legal training—that is, a university law degree or equivalent. [HL380]
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg):
The Office for the Supervision of Solicitors is the responsibility of the Law Society, not Her Majesty's Government. We therefore do not hold the information requested. I suggest that the noble Lord contact the office itself for this information.