Constitutional Affairs Committee

Press notice No. 15 of Session 2005-06
10 February 2006


Committee to take evidence from the Legal Services Commission

The Constitutional Affairs Committee will hold a one-off evidence session with the Legal Services Commission. This follows the announcement by the Commission of the withdrawal of specialist support services in England and Wales and publication of the first report of Lord Carter’s Review of Legal Aid Procurement.

Details of the oral evidence session are as follows:

Tuesday 14 February, The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Brian Harvey, Acting Chief Executive and Richard Collins, Executive Director, Legal Services Commission

A transcript of the session will be available on Reports and Publications page of the Committee’s website:

1. Lord Carter’s Review of Legal Aid Procurement: Procurement of Criminal Defence Services-Market-based reform is available at:
2. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon Alan Beith MP (Chairman), James Brokenshire MP David Howarth MP, Barbara Keeley MP, Mr Piara S Khabra MP, Jessica Morden MP, Julie Morgan MP, Mr Andrew Tyrie MP, Keith Vaz MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Jeremy Wright MP