Recommended in 1945 the setting up of a government-funded system of legal advice and representation. The main principles set out by the Committee were:
• legal aid should be available in all courts;
• it should be available not only to the poor, but also to those of moderate means;
• the scheme should be means tested;
• lawyers acting for legally aided clients should receive adequate pay.
This report led to the start of the legal aid scheme in 1949.