Rent Panel Cases (Legal Representation)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th June 1966.

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Photo of Mr Richard Buchanan Mr Richard Buchanan , Glasgow Springburn 12:00 am, 15th June 1966

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in view of the fact that tenants appearing before the rent panels on appeal are confronted with Queen's Counsel briefed on behalf of the landlords, he will extend the Legal Aid Scheme to cover the needs of such tenants.

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

I do not consider that there is justification at present for extending legal aid to proceedings before rent assessment committees. I will, however, keep this matter under review.