Courts Digitisation Programme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 9th July 2019.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (Justice)

Last year, the Government made a huge fanfare about their female offenders strategy but announced only £5 million for it. Recently, legal aid was increased by £8 million, but that pales into insignificance compared with £67 million spent on consultants to provide cuts to our courts. Instead of throwing money at the consultants, surely there should be a proper debate in this House on the Government’s disastrous court closure programme.