HC Deb 22 January 1998 vol 304 c626W
Mr. Pond

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will carry out an assessment of the impact of his Department's current policies on the(a) income, (b) employment opportunities and (c) living standards of the poorest 30 per cent. of the population. [23346]

Mr. Hoon

This Department's aim is to ensure that all people, irrespective of means, can uphold their rights and fulfil their obligations, in particular through efficient and affordable courts and legal services, and by developing the civil law to meet society's needs. We will evaluate our policies in line with this aim.