Senior backbench Conservative MPs are concerned about the government’s changes to legal aid, Huffington Post UK can reveal.
As the government prepares to cut £350m from the legal aid budget, Conservative MP Anna Soubry has said she and some backbench colleagues are concerned about how this will affect women.
“We’re not happy about the changes in legal aid… we’re fearful they will affect women who are separating from husbands. We’ve identified that as a problem.”
The coalition’s cuts to legal aid mean that in civil law cases, those going through divorce will no longer be entitled to help from the state.