Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations he has recieved from (a) the Law Society, (b) Rights of Women and (c) other organisations on legal aid for victims of domestic violence.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Ministers and officials maintain a regular dialogue with key stakeholders on matters such as domestic violence. It was as a result of this type of engagement that we made changes last year to make it easier for people to access legal aid in domestic violence cases.

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