Sir Robert Neill, in the Chair
Dr Kieran Mullin
The following declarations of interest relating to the inquiry were made:
The Chair declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a non-practicing barrister and a consultant to a law firm.
Rob Butler declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a former non-executive director of HM Prison and Probation Service and a Magistrate Member of the Sentencing Council.
James Daly declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he was a practicing solicitor.
Maria Eagle declared a non-pecuniary interest in that she was a non-practicing solicitor.
Draft Report (The future of Legal Aid), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.
Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.
Paragraphs 1 to 155 read and agreed to.
Summary read and agreed to.
Resolved, That the Report be the Third Report of the Committee to the House.
Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.
Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available (Standing Order No. 134).
[Adjourned till Tuesday 7 September at 2.00 pm
350 For a full record of interests declared in relation to this inquiry see the formal minutes for the inquiry pertaining to meetings on 26 January 2021, 9 February 2021, Tuesday 23 February 2021, Tuesday 2 March 2021, Tuesday 16 March 2021, and Wednesday 24 March 2021.