PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES

HOUSE OF COMMONS

OFFICIAL REPORT

Third Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

DRAFT LEGAL AID (FUNCTIONS)(NO. 2) ORDER 1989

Wednesday 17 May 1989

LONDON

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The Committee consisted of the following Members:

Chairman: Sir John Stradling Thomas

Bermingham, Mr. Gerald (St. Helens, South)

Boateng, Mr. Paul (Brent, South)

Carlile, Mr. Alex (Montgomery)

Fraser, Mr. John (Norwood)

Grant, Mr. Bernie (Tottenham)

Griffiths, Mr. Peter (Portsmouth, North)

Ground, Mr. Patrick (Feltham and Heston)

Howarth, Mr. George (Knowsley, North)

Lyell, Sir Nicholas, (Solicitor-General)

Madden, Mr. Max (Bradford, West)

Pawsey, Mr. James (Rugby and Kenilworth)

Price, Sir. David (Eastleigh)

Raffan, Mr. Keith (Delyn)

Taylor, Mr. John M. (Solihull)

Waller, Mr. Gary (Keighley)

Wells, Mr. Bowen (Hertford and Stortford)

Wilkinson, Mr. John (Ruislip-Northwood)

Young, Sir George (Ealing, Acton)

Mr. S. A. L. Panton, Committee Clerk

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3 Third Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c. Wednesday 17 May 1989

[SIR JOHN STRADLING THOMAS in the Chair]

Draft Legal Aid (Functions)(No. 2) Order 1989

10.30 am

The Solicitor-General (Sir Nicholas Lyell): I beg to move, That the Committee has considered the draft Legal Aid (Functions) No. 2) Order 1989. 4 Save to say what a pleasure it is to see you in the Chair, Sir John, I shall not delay the Committee. The order under the Legal Aid Act 1988 confers on the Legal Aid Board the function of determining the costs of representation in care proceedings in the magistrates court and Crown court, which was omitted in error when the orders were approved by the House on 22 March.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved, "That the Committee has considered the draft Legal Aid (Function) (No. 2) Order 1989.

Committee rose at twenty-nine minutes to Eleven o'clock.

THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS ATTENDED THE COMMITTEE:

Sir John Stradling Thomas (Chairman)

Fraser, Mr.

Griffiths, Mr. Peter

Lyell, Sir Nicholas (Solicitor-General)

Madden, Mr.

Pawsey, Mr.

Price, Sir David

Raffan, Mr.

Taylor, Mr. John M.

Waller, Mr.