Skip to main content

Clause 7—(Right To And Nature Of Legal Advice)

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 31 May 1949

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

7.22 p.m.

I beg to move, in page 8, line 21, at the end, to insert:

"5 In the case of a person who has been a member of the forces at any time after the passing of this Act, the last foregoing subsection shall apply so as to authorise the giving of advice on matters arising in the course of his service furth of Scotland as it applies in the case of a person who is a member of the forces."
A member of the Forces may at the time of his discharge still be involved in some legal question which has arisen overseas in the course of his service. It is reasonable that legal advice should be available in such cases just as if the ex-Service man were still a member of the Forces, and the Amendment so provides.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.