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 Howarth of Newport Lord Howarth of Newport Labour 3:02 pm, 13th December 2010

My Lords, does the Minister agree that a large majority of our fellow citizens would be willing to pay whatever taxes are required to ensure that everyone in this country, through legal aid, is equal under the law and has equal entitlement to access to justice before the courts? Should not that be a bedrock principle of a liberal society?