Clause 8 - General cases

Part of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:30 pm on 6th September 2011.

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Photo of Yvonne Fovargue Yvonne Fovargue Labour, Makerfield 6:30 pm, 6th September 2011

I have to say that was the reply I expected from the Minister. If the Minister had not been persuaded previously, he was not to be persuaded now. However, I am sorry that the myth of the tribunal being user-friendly is still being perpetuated, when the majority of people who use advice agencies are absolutely petrified of the idea of going to a tribunal, and take a considerable amount of reassurance from the agency in order to get them even to set foot over the threshold. However, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendments.


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