Access to Criminal Justice

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at on 23 April 2019.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

It is really good to hear that the Law Society is having such an impact on the Government. However, the Law Society has also published research that shows that the criminal legal aid means test is preventing families living in poverty from accessing justice. Although the Government will eventually review this, the review will not conclude until 2020, and it will be even further down the line when any changes come into place. Will the Minister therefore commit to taking action now to ensure that vulnerable people are still able to access justice?