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"Chalk said he was confident that the Ministry of Justice will adopt an evidence-based approach to its legal aid review"

Because the government in general and the MoJ especially have such a good track record on evidence based approach to policy?

Proper evidence based policy making is an anathema to politicians. Applying a rigorous, scientific approach to evidence means accepting answers that you don't like. More importantly, it means you might have to accept answers that you think the general public (i.e. voters) won't like.

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