Legal Aid Scheme

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Michael McCann Michael McCann Labour, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many cases funded by legal aid against his Department where public interest lawyers have represented clients were won by his Department in each of the last 10 years;

(2) in how many cases against his Department funded by legal aid public interest lawyers have represented clients in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department does not centrally record information about the identity of claimants' representatives or information relating to claimants' funding arrangements. This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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