Legal Aid Scheme

Justice written question – answered on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget for criminal legal aid was in the last year.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

There is no separate budget for criminal legal aid; funding forms part of the overall legal aid provision. In cash terms, spending on criminal legal aid was £1,165 million in 2010-11.

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