The campaign against proposed legal aid cuts gains public support – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 10th, 2011 in legal aid, news, parliament by sally

“Last week’s adjournment debate on legal aid cuts in the House of Commons marked a change in tone among MPs who, before Christmas, had not made much of the Ministry of Justice’s proposed £350m annual cut to the legal aid budget. What became evident in the debate, secured by Labour MP Yvonne Fovargue, is that MPs are starting to feel the pressure on this issue at a constituency level – from solicitors, citizens advice bureaux, barristers and groups who work with, and represent, vulnerable people.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th February 2011