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Dundee Sheriff Court

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications were made, and how many were refused, for legal aid in each of the past two years at Dundee Sheriff Court.

I regret that this information is not available in the exact form requested. The figures for the two most recent years for which statistics are to hand are:

(a) Civil legal aid*
Applications receivedApplications refused
1979–7733347
1977–7849251
* The figures for civil legal aid are for the Dundee district and include Arbroath and Forfar Sheriff Courts.
(b) Criminal legal aid
Applications receivedApplications refused
1976–77779129
1977–78737183