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Legal Aid Access

Part of The Secretary of State was asked – in the House of Commons on 14th January 2020.

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Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

It is a pleasure to be in the Chamber, Mr Speaker, with you in the Chair.

Access to justice is a fundamental right and the Government are committed to ensuring that everyone can get the timely support that they need to access the justice system. However, legal aid is only part of the picture. We are also enhancing the support and offer to litigants in person by providing a further £3 million of funding over the next two years to ensure that those representing themselves in court understand the process and are better supported through it. We are additionally investing up to £5 million in a legal support innovation fund alongside many other initiatives.