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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 to 24 years were in receipt of civil and family legal aid in respect of each type of justiciable matter that will (i) be and (ii) not be eligible for legal aid following the implementation of the Government's proposals in the latest year for which information is available; what proportion of all recipients this represented in each case; and what the cost to the public purse was in each case.
The Legal Services Commission (LSC) is able to provide this information and it is shown in the following table. The current data and estimated impact of the reforms are based on 2009-10 closed cases relating to volume and cost of civil family and non-family legal aid for those aged under 18, 18 to 24 and 25 plus.
|Volume (thousand )||Cost (£ million)||% volume||% cost|
|Current||In scope post reforms||Out of scope post reforms||Current||In scope post reforms||Out of scope post reforms||In scope post reforms||Out of scope post reforms||In scope post reforms||Out of scope post reforms|
|18 to 24||55||20||35||90||60||30||37||63||67||33|
|Non family||Under 18||18||12||6||25||15||10||67||33||59||40|
|18 to 24||69||35||34||35||25||10||50||50||72||29|
|Total civil (family + non-family)||Under 18||41||35||6||145||135||10||86||14||93||7|
|18 to 24||124||55||69||125||85||40||44||56||68||32|
|Notes: 1. Figures have been rounded appropriately therefore the totals may not sum to their individual components. 2. Telephone advice data are not available by age. Consequently, telephone advice figures have been excluded from this table and saving/volume reduction figures do not tally with those in the published impact assessments. 3. The figures sum legal help and legal representation.|