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Dean Of The Faculty Of Advocates

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland when next he will meet the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates.

I have no plans at present to meet the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates.

If my hon. and learned Friend were to make plans for such a meeting, will he confirm the Government's determination to keep the Queen's justice available to all subjects and at all times, irrespective of any sabre-rattling, militant Civil Service elements who are threatening disruptive actions in the courts?

Yes. I am glad to see from the Financial Times and other reports today that the unions concerned will not, apparently, persist in either the threat or the action. I believe that those who serve the cause of justice have a duty to that which is paramount and far above any other duty. I have said so in this House before and I say it again.