Legal Aid: Birmingham Pub Bombings

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:44 pm on 27th March 2018.

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) 4:44 pm, 27th March 2018

My hon. Friend will be aware that on 6 November 2014, Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe commissioner for human rights, addressed this issue. His ruling, which we signed up to and support, was:

“It is clear that budgetary cuts should not be used as an excuse to hamper the work of those working for justice.”

We as a nation support that. Should we not extend that to this horrendous case?