§ 35. Mr. Grogan
To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will make a statement on the provision of law centres in North Yorkshire. 
§ Mr. Hoon
There are currently no law centres in North Yorkshire. The Lord Chancellor's Department is not directly responsible for the provision of law centres. They are not-for-profit organisations established within communities in response to particular needs, and funded from a number of different sources. The Department has provided grant support to a small number of law centres since the 1970s.