PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES

HOUSE OF COMMONS

OFFICIAL REPORT

Sixth Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

LEGAL ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE AT POLICE STATIONS (REMUNERATION) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1990

LEGAL AID IN CRIMINAL AND CARE PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1990

Wednesday 16 May 1990

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The Committee consisted of the following Members:

Chairman: Mr James Hill

Abbott, Ms. Diane (Hackney, North and Stoke Newington)

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

Carlile, Mr. Alex (Montgomery)

Cox, Mr. Tom (Tooting)

Fraser, Mr. John (Norwood)

George, Mr. Bruce (Walsall, South)

Ground, Mr. Patrick (Feltham and Heston)

Hoey, Miss Kate (Vauxhall)

Lee, Mr. John (Pendle)

Oppenheim, Mr. Phillip (Amber Valley)

Page Mr. Richard (Hertfordshire, South-West)

Shelton, Sir William (Streatham)

Shepherd, Mr. Richard (Aldridge-Brownhills)

Solicitor-General, (Sir Nicholas Lyell)

Stanbrook, Mr. Ivor (Orpington)

Taylor, Mr. John M. (Solihull)

Thompson, Mr. Donald (Calder Valley)

Wheeler, Sir John (Westminster, North)

Ms. E. C. Samsom, Committee Clerk

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3 Sixth Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c. Wednesday 16 May 1990

[MR. JAMES HILL in the Chair]

LEGAL ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE AT POLICE STATIONS (REMUNERATION) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1990

10.30 am

The Solicitor-General (Sir Nicholas Lye11): I beg to move, That the Committee has considered the Legal Advice and Assistance at Police Stations (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 1990.

The Chairman: With the agreement of the Committee, it will be convenient to discuss at the same time the Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Regulations 1990.

The Solicitor-General: The regulations make overall increases in the rates of legal aid remuneration of 7·5 per cent. for solicitors and 7 per cent. for banisters. They are 4 carried out in accordance with section 34(9) of the Legal Aid Act 1988, which I remember taking through the House two and half years ago.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Committee has considered the Legal Advice and Assistance at Police Stations (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 1990.

LEGAL AID IN CRIMINAL AND CARE PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1990

Resolved, That the Committee has considered the Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Regulations 1990.

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

THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS ATTENDED THE COMMITTEE:

Hill, Mr James (Chairman)

Carlile, Mr Alex

Ground, Mr

Lee, Mr.

Oppenheim, Mr

Shelton, Sir William

Solicitor-General, The

Stanbrook, Mr

Taylor, Mr John M.

Thompson, Mr Donald