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Legal Services Bill - Draft

Volume 450: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

My right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor has made the following written ministerial statement:

“On Monday 25 September the Government published their response to the recommendations made by the Joint Committee on the draft Legal Services Bill in their report of 25 July.

The Government regard pre-legislative scrutiny as a vital step in the consultation process and I would like to thank Lord Hunt of Wirral and the Joint Committee for their swift and thorough deliberation of the draft Bill.

The Government welcome the Joint Committee’s support for the overall framework put forward in the draft Bill. We look forward to introducing legislation, as soon as parliamentary time allows, that reflects the interests of everyone and provides a legal services market where excellence continues to be delivered.”