I am much obliged to the Minister. He supported, then:
"A properly funded system whereby access to legal advice and representation before the courts is not denied to those otherwise unable to bear the costs", did he? He supported, to repeat:
"The continued provision of legal aid, for those who cannot afford to pay for legal services, in serious cases where a failure to provide legal services may lead to injustice".
I admire him very much for being able to support those provisions and then argue today what I would argue is the precise opposite. If there is an example of a serious case in which legal aid is available now-for advice in many cases, and sometimes for representation-but will not be available if this Bill goes through in this form, that is it.