Free Legal Assistance.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 23rd June 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Maxwell Fyfe Mr David Maxwell Fyfe , Liverpool, West Derby

As my right hon. and learned Friend stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Carmarthen (Mr. Moelwyn Hughes) on 29th April, a public statement on the details of the proposed scheme for free legal aid for the lower ranks of the Army will be made by my Noble Friend as soon as it is ready to be put into operation. I understand that the scheme will cover all ranks up to and including the rank of sergeant, but that it is not intended to include those few cases where the soldier happens to have substantial private means and is in a position to pay for legal advice.