HC Deb 18 June 1998 vol 314 c263W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations he has received from Cumbria on his proposed reforms to legal aid. [45654]

Mr. Hoon

Since the announcement of these reforms in October last year we have received many hundreds of letters about the reforms and, more recently, some 238 responses to the consultation papers "Access to Justice with Conditional Fees". These letters and responses have not been recorded by the geographical location of the sender and this information could be obtained only disproportionate cost. However, it has been possible to establish that, since October last year, the hon. Gentleman has forwarded five letters about these reforms from organisations and individuals in his constituency to my noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor.