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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

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her question. She brings a huge amount of experience in family law to this place. She has made an important point. The Government have always made it clear that it is important that legal aid should be targeted on those who need it most. Applicants for legal aid funding are subject to a stringent merits test. We have begun a review of the legal aid means test to ensure that those who need legal aid, particularly the vulnerable, can continue to access it in future.