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Legal Costs

Volume 827: debated on Monday 29 November 1971

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asked the Attorney-General whether he will give a detailed explanation of the changes which he is considering to simplify legal procedure so as to reduce the costs of litigation in particular, and legal costs in general.

The County Court Rule Committee is being invited to approve a number of procedural changes, one of the effects of which would be to reduce costs.

asked the Attorney-General why he will not recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to investigate all matters pertaining to the legal and judicial system, with particular reference to the need for, and methods of, reducing legal costs involved in litigation.

Because, as I informed the hon. Member on 5th April, this is an issue which requires to be kept, and is kept, under constant review.—[Vol. 815, c. 51.]