Legal Aid Scheme

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Sandy Martin Sandy Martin Labour, Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people in all regions can access legal aid providers.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Legal Aid Agency regularly review the capacity of the legal aid market to cope with demand for legal aid and take urgent action where a regional shortfall develops.

I also intend to look more widely at the impact of recent policy changes on access to legal aid as part of a forthcoming post-implementation review, on which I hope to say more shortly.

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