Clause 3

Part of Legal Services Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 7:00 pm on 12th June 2007.

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Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice 7:00 pm, 12th June 2007

I will certainly consider issuing guidance, but I am conscious of the fact that if the Government started to do so we would get back into the argument about Government interference in regulation. I want to make it absolutely clear that the LSB is independent of the Government, and that it  must be seen to be so. However, I will consider whether there is a way of using a code of practice or issuing guidance.