Legal Aid Scheme

Justice written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for exceptional funding under section 10 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 have been granted by the Legal Aid Agency since 1 April 2013.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

As of 27 June 2013, the Legal Aid Agency has granted exceptional funding in six cases.

Exceptional funding is available where a case is excluded from the scope of civil legal aid as defined in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

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