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Legal Aid Scheme

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 33519, tabled on 23 March 2020

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

Answered on

31 March 2020

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.