Justice Select Committee: ‘Transforming Legal Aid Consultation’ – Chris Grayling gives evidence

Thoughts on the Criminal Justice System

Commons Select Committee: The Justice Committee was appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Ministry of Justice and associated public bodies. Today, 3rd July 2013, the Committee held an evidence session in relation to Price Competitive Tendering Proposals in the Government’s Transforming Legal Aid Consultation. Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Ministry of Justice gave his evidence in relation to Criminal Law and PCT.

Solicitors have said that they need to leave competition in place so that the best flourish.

Our baseline is 17.5% for cuts. I do not need to get much more than that. 17.5% delivers the savings.

You have kept choice. Was that because it was unlawful or unworkable?

I am not convinced that the Article 6 argument is right. Competition between firms based on choice, we do not want to lose…

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