Clause 1 - Lord Chancellor’s functions

Part of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:45 pm on 19th July 2011.

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Photo of Yvonne Fovargue Yvonne Fovargue Labour, Makerfield 1:45 pm, 19th July 2011

The funding of citizens advice bureaux is complex. While one local bureau may not get funding from the LSC, a bigger conglomeration—for example, in the greater Nottinghamshire area, a large conglomeration has formed—can get legal aid funding and provide advice and assistance to the volunteers in local bureaux. Although there is a difference between advice about the law and legal advice, there is often confusion about that. An individual local bureau may not go to the LSC, but it may be part of a consortium, as in the greater Nottinghamshire area.