Legal Aid

Lords tear into legal aid bill

PUBLISHED November 22, 2011

The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders passed its second reading in the House of Lords last night after an eight-hour battering from peers. Following a debate in which 51 of the 54 members who rose to speak criticised the bill, justice minister Lord McNally, responding for the government, promised ?to listen? to the 'strong concerns' raised particularly in relation to domestic violence and clinical negligence.

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