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The House of
Lords has voted against several changes that the Government planned
to make to the legal aid system.
Peers backed amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and
Punishment of Offenders Bill, to ensure:
The Government wants to save £350 by limited the availability of
legal aid. However many opponents have argued that these cuts
damage people's rights and will affect the most vulnerable
people in UK society.
For more information on legal aid, see the Legal
Services Commission website (link opens in a new window)
Source: BBC News article
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Guardian news article (link opens in a new window)
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