Select Committee on Northern Ireland Affairs Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum submitted by L Cubitt & Co, Solicitors

  I thank you for your letter of 23 January in respect of Legal Aid Proposals for Northern Ireland. In common with the rest of the UK Northern Ireland has the "benefit" of a Legal Aid System.

  I am strongly of the view that all Legal Aid should be abolished. This is quite clearly contrary to the European view of Legal Aid but merely because a majority are in favour of a course of action does not necessarily mean it is correct. The best illustration I can make with regard to this is that the majority of people in Germany in 1933, 1934 and 1935 did not dissent and indeed appeared to favour Hitler as their ruler.

24 January 2001

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