Crown Courts: Legal Representation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have chosen to represent themselves in Crown Court since the implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Maintaining access to justice remains absolutely vital and continues to be at the heart of our reforms. Our legal aid reforms are reducing costs to taxpayers whilst still providing legal help to those who need it most.

Details of the number of defendants with no advocate or unknown representation can be found in table AC11 of the annual Criminal Courts Statistics Quarterly publication (main tables) at the link below:

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