How does cuts to legal aid help the Home Office blacklog?

Business of the House
8 June 2023

Kevin Brennan Labour, Cardiff West
Can we have a debate about legal aid for visa and asylum applications? I know that other hon. Members are finding it impossible for constituents to get a solicitor to assist them when they are entitled to that support. Perhaps Ministers could then explain how cutting off support and aid for people who need that advice reduces the backlog we are all struggling with, both in the Home Office and in our constituency offices.

Penny Mordaunt Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
The hon. Gentleman raises a very sensible point, and I would be happy to make sure the Home Secretary has heard his remarks.