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Michael Turner

Justice written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how many times he has met Michael Turner, Head of the Criminal Bar Association, in the last year;

(2) what recent discussions he has had with Michael Turner regarding the Government's proposals for criminal legal aid.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, my right hon. Friend Chris Grayling, has met regularly with the legal profession to discuss the Transforming Legal Aid proposals. This includes meetings with the Law Society, Bar Council, Circuit Leaders and roundtable meetings with Law Society members.

The Secretary of State for Justice has not met Michael Turner QC. However, Lord McNally, lead Minister for legal aid at the MOJ met Mr Turner on 30 May 2013.

The Department publishes quarterly meetings between Ministers and all external organisations. Quarters from March 2013 will be published in due course. This can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications ?departments%5B%5D=ministry-of-justice&publication_type=transparency-data

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