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Legal Aid

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Attorney General when he expects to be able to announce an increase in the eligibility limits for civil legal aid; and if he will ensure that the increase is over 7 per cent.

Regulations are at present before Parliament to increase the eligibility limit for civil legal aid by about 7 per cent. with effect from 27th November. My noble Friend has announced his intention of making substantial improvements in the financial conditions for civil legal aid which will be brought into effect next spring.