§ Dr. Stoate
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when a community legal service partnership is due to be created to cover the Dartford area. 
§ Mr. Lock
The South Eastern Legal Services Committee will shortly be consulting on their plan for developing CLS Partnerships in the region. The plan proposes that CLS Partnerships should be rolled out in four phases. Dartford has been listed as one of the areas in the fourth phase. We hope that Dartford will form a CLS Partnership by spring 2001. If it proves possible to form a CLS Partnership in this area earlier, the Lord Chancellor will give serious consideration to supporting any such proposal.