Armed Forces : Legal Representation — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:20 pm on 25th January 2012.

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Photo of Lord Trefgarne Lord Trefgarne Conservative 3:20 pm, 25th January 2012

My Lords, I readily accept that it would be quite wrong to comment on any particular case that may or may not come before the courts, but is it not right that the Ministry of Defence-as, in effect, the employer of soldiers, sailors and airmen-should cover their proper legal costs when the need arises, and not leave them to the vagaries of the legal aid system?