Legal Education

Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Eddie Hughes Eddie Hughes Conservative, Walsall North

What steps the Law Officers have taken to promote public legal education.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The Attorney General and I are the pro bono champions of Government. As part of that, I work closely with those involved in public legal education, supporting initiatives to increase its profile and to reach more members of the public.

Photo of Eddie Hughes Eddie Hughes Conservative, Walsall North

It is important that all citizens have the opportunity to learn about the law and their basic criminal legal rights, so will the Solicitor General explain his vision for the public legal education committee?

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

My hon. Friend is right to highlight the work of my public legal education committee, which released its vision statement in October 2018. Among the goals that we have set, we are looking at scaling up the delivery of PLE via the legal profession, using on and offline methods, and we are looking to embed it in public services as an aspect of early intervention in health advice and community settings.