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Citizens Advice Bureaux

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many cases funded by legal aid monies have been handled by Citizens Advice Bureaux in each year since 2000–01. [111416]

The number of cases completed by Citizens Advice Bureaux for Legal Help for the years in question was as follows:

Number
2000–0129,871
2001–0242,425
2002–0356,166
The General Civil Contract for Not-for-Profit organisations allows agencies to perform up to 10 per cent. of their contracted casework at 'level 1' work. This allows for the provision of up to 20 minutes of legal advice to a client without a financial eligibility check. Figures pertaining to 'level 1' work are not included in the answer because this work is not recordable as 'cases' and so no data is available relating to the individual occurrences of this work

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how much legal aid funding has been paid to Citizens Advice Bureaux for legal aid work in each year since 2000–01. [111417]

The Legal Services Commission has paid Citizens Advice Bureaux the following amounts for Legal Help:

£million
2000–014.61
2001–0220.02
2002–0322.47