Clause 8 - General cases
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill
Yvonne Fovargue (Makerfield, Labour)
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.