Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th July 2019.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of inquests for which legal aid was provided in each year since 2010.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

This information would only be available at disproportionate cost.

Legal aid funding is provided when the requisite eligibility criteria are met. Following consideration of claims for payment from the lawyers involved, all payments are made from a central legal aid budget, which is not demarcated according to any particular category of law.

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