Legal Aid

MPs call for review of legal aid cuts

PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has added 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 said 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 called 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 acknowledged?.

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