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Solicitors' Clerks

Volume 414: debated on Wednesday 17 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the shortage of trained assistants in solicitors' offices and the delay thereby occasioned to the public in obtaining legal advice or assistance, he will consider the inclusion in Class B releases of articled clerks and other experienced solicitors' clerks.

It is open to the appropriate Government Department to sponsor an application for release in Class B of a trained solicitors' clerk who can properly be described as an individual specialist whose release is essential in the national interest. It is not, however, possible to regard articled clerks as individual specialists qualifying for release.