Legal Aid Scheme

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th January 2018.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been allocated Legal Aid funding to pursue (a) exceptional and complex cases and b) other cases, in the most recent three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The information is already available in the Legal Aid Agency’s published National Statistics at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/legal-aid-statistics-july-to-september-2017 (table 8.1).

However please note that we do not have a separate category for “complex” cases, and that our figures relate to number of grants and not the number of individuals assisted (as one person can have multiple certificates).

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