Legal Aid

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th February 2012.

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Photo of Lord Newton of Braintree Lord Newton of Braintree Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a revised version of the anticipated savings from the Government's current legislative proposals on legal aid, taking account of the King's College London report Unintended Consequences: The Cost ofthe Government's Legal Aid Reforms, and other assessments made since those proposals were published.

Photo of Lord McNally Lord McNally Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

The impact assessments published alongside the response to consultation represent Government's best estimates as to costs and benefits on the basis of the available evidence. Government intend to publish a revised impact assessment after the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill receives Royal Assent, which will take into account any changes to the Bill following the parliamentary process. There is no intention to publish any revised impact assessment before that point.

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