Letters: In Brief
Tuesday 16 June 1998
Since there are many similar published studies, he evidently did not look very far.
Association for Public Health
Sir: Lord Bingham is right to warn the Lord Chancellor not to abandon legal aid in favour of no-win, no-fee deals (Podium, 15 June). The cost of legal aid would be very substantially reduced if legal representation in court were to be restricted to junior council or a solicitor on both sides in any case where either party were deemed entitled to legal aid.
Sir: Pandora (2 June) quotes my voting record in the last session of Parliament (1996-97) when I was mostly out of the country. I am an independent crossbench peer and, as such, I choose to vote only on issues where I have relevant knowledge.
House of Lords
Sir: What on earth are the Lib Dems doing cosying up to Labour like this? This is their chance of the century. The Tories are out for the count. The Lib Dems should be taking over as the only effective opposition to Labour. Strange death of Liberal England indeed!
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