Tuesday 20 March 2018 / 12:01 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

The government should stop delaying review into its legal aid cuts – Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to a new report “Priced out of Justice”, said:

“This is yet more damning evidence of how the Conservatives’ decision to slash access to legal aid is pricing thousands of people out of our justice system. No one should have to choose between paying for heating and other basic essentials or getting legal support.

“The Conservative government should stop delaying its own review into its legal aid cuts and come forward with serious proposals to repair the damage that’s already done.

“In government, and shaped by the Bach Review, Labour will ensure the justice system protects rather than penalises those who need advice and representation.”