Legal Aid

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were supported by legal aid in courts during 2012–13; and how many of those people were subsequently imprisoned.

Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The information requested is not readily available; it involves matching data in different formats from several databases held by different agencies within the Ministry of Justice and therefore the information could be extracted only at disproportionate cost.

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