Thursday 30 March 2017 / 12:29 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Richard Burgon responds to the latest legal aid statistics

Richard
Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary,
responding to the
latest legal aid statistics, said:

“Under the Conservatives, legal advice and representation is
becoming a privilege for the wealthy few.

“Many ordinary people dealing with difficult issues are no longer
able to receive the legal assistance they need and deserve.

“This Tory Government must stop dragging their feet and get on
with the long-awaited review of their disastrous cuts to legal aid.

“Labour
is supporting the Bach Commission in working to design a 21st century justice
system which protects rather than penalises those who need advice,
representation and justice.”