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MPs call for audit of legal aid changes

PUBLISHED March 19, 2012

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee today adds its voice to calls for an independent assessment of the impact of the government's cuts to legal aid.

In a hard-hitting report on Ministry of Justice finances, the committee says the government?s own impact assessment ?has not identified the behaviour changes which may arise from the new legal aid arrangements, and should do so?. It calls on the ministry to arrange for the National Audit Office ?to review the impact assessment to ascertain whether the assumptions are sound and uncertainties have been clearly acknowledged?.

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