Legal Aid

Justice written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Howard Stoate Howard Stoate Labour, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many legal aid representation orders have been granted by magistrates courts in each month since the re-introduction of means testing for legal aid in 2006.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The following table shows the information requested. The numbers of orders reported as being granted each month are subject to minor adjustments as cases are processed and progress through the system.

Representation orders granted
October 2006 34,254
November 2006 44,281
December 2006 34,815
January 2007 47,842
February 2007 43,790
March 2007 46,849
April 2007 43,153
May 2007 47,501
June 2007 47,063
July 2007 47,974
August 2007 47,272
September 2007 43,198
October 2007 48,573
November 2007 45,686
December 2007 33,968

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