Legal Aid and Advice

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:34 pm on 19th November 1984.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Mayhew Sir Patrick Mayhew , Tunbridge Wells 10:34 pm, 19th November 1984

If I have understood the matter correctly—and I am not at all sure that I have—it is a development of what we already have. The legal aid fund has a statutory right to obtain its expenses from what has been recovered. However, if my hon. Friend writes to me—or perhaps more importantly to his noble and learned father—he may receive a fuller, and certainly more authoritative reply.