Legal Aid Scheme

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 31st March 2020.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review the eligibility for legal aid.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government announced a review of the legal aid means test on 7 February 2019, as part of the Legal Support Action Plan.

The review is in progress, bringing together data, evidence and expertise, and liaising with experts from across the field to explore potential improvements to the system.

The review is considering the full range of means-testing criteria, including the applicable thresholds for legal aid entitlement and their interaction with wider criteria.

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