Legal Aid

McNally tells Lords legal aid bill is in 'pristine' condition

PUBLISHED December 21, 2011

Justice minister Lord McNally has warned campaigners they should not expect to see significant changes to proposed legal aid cuts.

McNally, who is also leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, faced opposition to his government?s legislation from members on all sides as the Legal Aid, Sentencing the Punishment of Offenders Bill reached committee stage in the Lords yesterday. He was resolute that the scope and range of legal aid cuts, which will save around ?350m from the Ministry of Justice?s annual budget, are likely to be retained in their present form.

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