Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill has been published today.
The bill has been published today on http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2010-2012/0205/2012205.pdf .
Following the first reading today in Parliament, it is expected to have a second reading within a couple of weeks.
The response to the consultation has also been published here (see bottom of page on link below):
Analysis of the bill: Quick links
> 21/6/11 - Ask not for whom the bill tolls (Nearly Legal) - housing law perspective
> 29/6/11 - Cash for social welfare announced (Legal Action Group Blog) - on Kenneth Clarke's announcement of up to Â£20 million to support NFP agencies providing social welfare legal advice.
Call for written evidence: Have your say
> 30/6/11 - Now the bill has passed its second reading (in Parliament on 29/6/11) it will be sent to a Public Bill Committee for scrutiny. See the link below for how to submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is going to consider this Bill. The committee is able to receive written evidence between 30th June and 13th October 2011. How to have your say .