Thank you to all those who have already written, and who have received replies and forwarded them to the campaign, it has been really useful to see MP's thoughts.
The amendments voted through in the House of Lords would cost less than £25m in total, yet would protect over 100,000 people from losing access to advice. What's more, we believe the £25m could easily be saved from elsewhere in the legal aid budget, for example by forcing rich criminals to pay their own legal aid costs, and that these amendments will probably end up saving money.
Once again, thank you for your support. Justice for All campaign group Local action
Manchester based Access to Advice hosted a meeting on the Legal Aid Bill earlier this month. About 30 people heard two greater Manchester MPs - Yvonne Fovargue and Kate Green - discuss the impact of the Bill with John Hobson representing the Haldane Society and Denise McDowell, director of Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit. Congratulations to everyone at Access to Advice for organising the event."