Submitted by Peter Mcilvenna on Friday 2nd July 2021
Published on Tuesday 13th July 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 13th January 2022
Current Signatures: 13,162
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Stop Grooming Gang members accessing public funds to fight their convictions
Grooming Gang members who have been charged, convicted and sentenced for raping children or other sexual offences are currently able to access public funds to fight their convictions and/or any deportation efforts. We call on the government to remove their access to public funds.
People convicted of Group-Based Child Sexual Exploitation can spend years and hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money fighting their convictions. This seems like an abuse of legal aid which is there to help the vulnerable or disadvantaged to achieve justice.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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