Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Debate: Criminal Legal Aid Reforms

Criminal Legal Aid Reforms 
4 September 2013

Julian Huppert (Cambridge, Liberal Democrat)
"We must also look at quality. We saw the problems with the bulk contract awarded to Applied Language Solutions—now Capita—for interpreting services. It did not provide the quality that was needed, and we must avoid anything like the same problems again."

Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith, Labour)
"The continuing interpreters fiasco is not only a problem in itself but an indication of where we might be in relation to the proposals. Having a system in which the lowest common denominator drives down prices to the lowest possible level means that we just cannot get the people to do the work."

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