Legal Aid: Family Courts — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:02 pm on 13th December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Thomas of Gresford Lord Thomas of Gresford Liberal Democrat 3:02 pm, 13th December 2010

Is my noble friend aware of the concern of the family Bar that the cuts in legal aid will disproportionately affect ethnic minority lawyers with the result that, in 10 or 20 years' time, there may be a lack of diversity in judges appointed to the Family Division?