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Legal Aid

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Attorney-General whether he has any plans to amend the Civil Legal Aid (General) Regulation 1989 to enable charitable or voluntary organisations which are subject to the special limitations imposed by rule 3 of the solicitors' practice rules to obtain payments on account from the Legal Aid Board; and if he will make a statement.

The Lord Chancellor has no proposals to amend the Legal Aid Regulations with regard to payments to charitable or voluntary organisations. Any solicitor acting for an assisted person under a legal aid certificate is entitled to apply for payments on account in accordance with the Civil Legal Aid (General) Regulations 1989.