Date lodged: 30 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to alter legal aid in light of comments by the Law Society of Scotland that the “level of new entrants to the sector is below that required to sustain the network of criminal firms providing access to justice across Scotland”.
Answered by: Ash Denham 27 September 2018
Mr Johnson is referred to the answers previously provided at S5W-18485 and S5W-18489 on 27 September 2018 . The Scottish Government has been analysing the recommendations contained in the review “Rethinking Legal Aid” and as set out in the Programme for Government last week we will provide our response in the Autumn.
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