Grayling denies legal aid 'U-turn'

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The Justice Secretary has denied that innocent defendants will be coerced into pleading guilty as a result of changes being made to legal aid.

Appearing before the House of Commons Justice Select Committee, Chris Grayling said he did not accept that plans to pay lawyers the same fee for a not guilty plea as they would be paid for a guilty plea, which typically takes up less of their time, would lead to undue influence to plead.