Oral Answers to Questions — Family Graduated Fees Scheme

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3 April 2001.

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Photo of Mr David Lock Mr David Lock Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department 12:00, 3 April 2001

I find that quite astonishing. I have just been able to announce that legal help is now available for a further 5 million people as a result of the reforms and controls that this Government have introduced. That contrasts sharply with the way in which legal aid expenditure was treated under the previous Government. They cut millions of people out of receiving legal aid, instantly denying them access to justice.