- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
On Tuesday 17 March 2015 Valerie raised Access to Justice following cuts to Legal Aid.
“Access to Justice is one of the corner stones of our democracy. Given the reductions in Legal Aid, could the minster say if there has been a rise or fall in the number of Litigants in Person.”
The Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid said:
“I believe there has been a rise for Litigants in Person. But the Government has made a huge amount of provision to cater for that. What I will also say to the Hon. Lady is that we need a Legal Aid system that is sustainable. Sustainable for the people who need it, sustainable for the league of providers and sustainable for the taxpayers who pay for it.”