HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c94W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what changes he plans to make to the qualifying criteria for legal aid as it affects asylum seekers. [8706]

Mr. Hoon

Sir Peter Middleton is currently reviewing all aspects of the provision of legal aid. He will produce a preliminary report in September. It would be premature to comment further. The Legal Aid Board is reviewing how the existing test is applied in practice, to make sure that legal aid reaches those, but only those, whose cases merit it.