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Legal Aid

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what was the cost of legal aid for immigration cases in each of the last five years.

The only immigration cases for which civil legal aid is available are judicial review proceedings. It is not possible to provide separate expenditure figures for judicial review proceedings involving immigration cases. Green form advice is, however, available for immigration and nationality matters and gross expenditure in each of the last five years on those matters was as follows:

£000's
1988–89782
1989–901,682
1990–912,653
1991–925,018
1992–937,248