Labour peers are preparing to mount a last stand against legal aid cuts
Thursday 17th November 2011
by Sadiq Khan.
Earlier this month, despite opposition from the Labour Party, charities and campaigning groups from the Law Society to the Women’s Institute, government plans to slash social welfare legal aid passed through the House of Commons. Next week, the proposals will be debated in the House of Lords. This represents the last chance to save this key pillar of our welfare state which, for over 60 years, has sought to enable those without financial means to access the legal rights every citizen of this country should enjoy.