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Impact of changes to civil legal aid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Inquiry

In its Report published 30 March 2011 (Third Report of Session 2010-11, Government’s proposed reform of legal aid, HC 681 (PDF)), the Committee raised a number of subjects of concern. The Committee now proposes to inquire into the impact of the LASPO changes.

The Committee recognises that certain effects of the changes may not yet be fully clear, but considers that there is sufficient evidence of those effects to enable it to follow up its previous work before the end of the current Parliament. The Committee intends to examine the identifiable outcomes of the legislation against its previous conclusions and recommendations, as well as to consider any new problems which have arisen.