Legal Aid and Solicitors (Scotland) Act, 1949

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st January 1958.

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Photo of Mr Niall Macpherson Mr Niall Macpherson , Dumfriesshire 12:00 am, 21st January 1958

The current Exchequer grant for legal aid in civil proceedings alone in Scotland is £155,000. We have not enough information on which to base a reliable estimate of the cost of the other services covered by the Act, but as regards legal aid in criminal cases, a Committee is now reviewing the relative provisions.