We need your support to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can continue to hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Legal Aid Scheme

Justice written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Pauline Latham Pauline Latham Conservative, Mid Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what overall assessment rating the Regulatory Policy Committee gave for the impact assessments on the proposed reforms to legal aid.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The impact assessments on the proposed reforms of legal aid were not sent to the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) for external scrutiny. Legal aid arrangements are contractual arrangements between the Ministry of Justice and lawyers and the impact assessments are therefore not within scope for scrutiny by the RPC.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No3 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.