Legal Aid: Housing

Justice written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2009, Hansard, column 1507W, on legal aid: housing

(1) how many applications for acts of assistance relating to housing have been received in 2008-09; and how many such applications have been accepted;

(2) how much the Legal Services Commission spent on acts of assistance relating to housing in each of the last five years; and how much has been spent in 2008-09 to date on applications for acts of assistance;

(3) how many new housing matters have been started by the Legal Services Commission in 2008-09;

(4) what proportion of all applications for (a) civil representations and (b) legal help in 2008-09 to date have been related to housing.

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

The information requested is currently being collated. I will write to the hon. Member as soon as the information becomes available.

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