Legal Aid Agency: Standards

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 24th October 2019.

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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, what the (a) key performance indicators are for the Legal Aid Agency and (b) average annual performance of the agency has been against those indicators.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Legal Aid Agency publishes a Business Plan on an annual basis, which looks forward and sets out its performance measures for the coming year. The most recent Business Plan (for the 2019/20 financial year) was published on GOV.UK on 13 June 2019 and can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/legal-aid-agency-business-plan-2019-to-2020

The Legal Aid Agency also publishes its Annual Report and Accounts, which look back retrospectively on performance from the previous year and reviews how it has performed. The most recent Annual Report and Accounts (for the 2018/19 financial year) was published on 4th July 2019 and can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/legal-aid-agency-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-to-2019

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