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Constitutional Affairs Committee Publications

Constitutional Affairs - Fourth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28 October 2003.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction


2 The Government's proposals

Introduction to public funding for immigration and asylum work


The proposals for consultation

Our inquiry

3 The concerns

Are the measures necessary?

The Government's justification for imposing a cap on public funding

Respondents' concerns

Concerns about quality

Effect of capping on the appeal system as a whole

The Government's response

Will the limits on time and disbursement costs allow a proper standard of work?

Comparison with the current time standards issued by the LSC

Suggested alternatives

Our conclusion

Are there specific aspects of advice and appeal work which will not be covered within the proposed limits on time and disbursement costs?

Attendance at interviews


Conferences with counsel

Changing legal representative

Charging clients when the time limits expire

4 The impact on supply

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1

Evidence submitted by the Department for Constitutional Affairs and the Legal Services Commission

Appendix 2

Memorandum by Chris Randall and Robert Thomas, Specialist Advisers to the Committee

Formal minutes



Tuesday 14 October 2003

Tuesday 21 October 2003

List of written evidence

Reports from the Constitutional Affairs Committee

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