Legal Aid Scheme: Autism

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 6th June 2019.

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Photo of Peter Kyle Peter Kyle Labour, Hove

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if the Government will include people with autism as part of its review of the thresholds for legal aid entitlement.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The review of the legal aid eligibility regime will study the thresholds for legal aid entitlement and assess the effectiveness with which the means testing arrangements appropriately protect access to justice, particularly with respect to those who are vulnerable.

As part of the review, we will evaluate a wide range of evidence from both within and outside of government, liaising with experts from across the field to explore improvements to the system.

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