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Legal Aid and Advice

Deferred Division – in the House of Commons at 7:22 pm on 22nd January 2014.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 186
    A majority of MPs voted in favour of legal aid only being provided in cases assessed to have a greater than "borderline" chance of success.

That the draft Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 25 November, be approved.

The House divided:

Ayes 304, Noes 231.

Division number 186 Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations — Legal Aid In Cases With Borderline Prospect of Success

A majority of MPs voted in favour of legal aid only being provided in cases assessed to have a greater than "borderline" chance of success.

Aye: 304 MPs

No: 231 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Absent: 114 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to.