Legal Aid: Housing

Justice written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to John Battle of 26 November 2008, Hansard, columns 1500-01W, on housing: low incomes, how many people in Wales have received assistance from each of the desks established in courts to provide free legal representation at repossession hearings in each month since the scheme's inception.

Photo of Shahid Malik Shahid Malik Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

Free legal representation at repossession hearings in Wales is available through Swansea county court, and details of the number of people who have received assistance in each month since it was first piloted in January 2002 are shown as follows.

Between January 2004 and March 2005 there are no these data available. At that time the reporting of these data relied on providers submitting paper forms to the Legal Services Commission and in some cases no forms were ever sent. Since April 2007 these data have been submitted electronically and consequently the figures are more reliable.

Number
2002
January 8
February 10
March 7
April 12
May 18
June 10
July 12
August 6
September 9
October 12
November 4
December 12
2003
January 9
February 6
March 5
April 17
May 5
June 9
July 11
August 12
September 10
October 7
November 1
December 4
2004
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2005
January
February
March
April 4
May 1
June 6
July 6
August 11
September 6
October 0
November 0
December 21
2006
January 14
February 4
March 0
April 5
May 12
June 5
July 23
August 7
September 13
October 14
November 5
December 4
2007
January 16
February 9
March 9
April 14
May 9
June 8
July 14
August 9
September 9
October 14
November 8
December 8
2008
January 14
February 12
March 15
April 17
May 6
June 9
July 16
August 13
September 17
October 18
November 11
December 4
2009
January 11
February 6

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