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Northern Ireland (Legal Aid)

Volume 885: debated on Friday 7 February 1975

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asked the Attorney-General if he will provide for people of low income who are receiving benefit to be entitled to be represented free before a local tribunal or commissioner.

I have been asked to reply.My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor is at present engaged in a study of the most appropriate manner in which legal services may be extended in Great Britain. I shall review the position in Northern Ireland in the light of any recommendation which may be made to provide legal aid for representation before tribunals in the rest of the United Kingdom.