Saturday 24 November 2018 / 9:21 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon responds to changes to the Criminal Legal Aid funding scheme

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to changes to the the Criminal Legal Aid funding scheme, said:

“Labour has repeatedly called on the Government to rethink its controversial changes to the fee scheme, including by forcing a parliamentary debate to highlight their flaws.

“In the face of widespread opposition, the Government has been forced to go back to the drawing board and make some changes. But with hundreds of millions in cuts still to come by the end of the decade, this is just a temporary sticking plaster that will not resolve the crisis in our criminal justice system.”