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Legal Aid

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Conservative, Castle Point

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what proportion of the legal aid budget was spent on asylum and immigration cases in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs)

The proportion of the legal aid budget spent on immigration and asylum in each of the last five years was as follows:

Percentage
Proportion
1998–99 3.2
1999–2000 3.9
2000–01 4.8
2001–02 7.4
2002–03 9.2

Figures for 2003–04 are not yet available.

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