Sadiq Khan MP Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, said:
"This embarrassing slap down shows that when Ministers attempt to use figures to support their flimsy arguments and policies they can't be trusted.
"If the statistics which the Tory-led Government is using to justify massive upheaval to legal aid are dodgy then serious questions are raised. Is it any wonder that those who work in the justice system believe that you can’t trust anything the Ministry of Justice says?"
1. Copy of the letter from Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE (Chair, UK Statistics Authority) to Justice Minister Shailesh Vara can be found here http://www.scribd.com/doc/212888772/Images-Letterfromsirandrewdilnottoshaileshvaramp1303201-Tcm97-43693