Oral Answers to Questions — Legal Advice Scheme

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th October 1970.

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Photo of Sir Elwyn Jones Sir Elwyn Jones , West Ham South 12:00 am, 27th October 1970

Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman agree with the statement of the present Lord Chancellor that the advisory scheme to which my Question refers fills an admitted need and with the view of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee that the scheme requires urgent attention because otherwise a large proportion of the public will continue to be deprived of a solicitor's services? Is not the right hon. and learned Gentleman's most disappointing answer a precursor of the reactionary package about which we shall be hearing shortly?