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Legal Aid (Northern Ireland)

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what percentage of civil legal aid claimants in Northern Ireland (a) were successful, (b) were unsuccessful and (c) settled in 2002. [118436]

In Northern Ireland 23,106 civil legal aid cases were closed during 2002. Of these:

  • 26.0 per cent. (5,999) were successful;
  • 14.4 per cent. (3,329) were unsuccessful;
  • 45.5 per cent. (10,525) were settled; and
  • 14.1 per cent. (3,253) were withdrawn

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many civil legal aid applications were made in Northern Ireland in 2002; and how many were granted. [118439]

During 2002, 14,032 civil legal aid applications were received and 11,481 civil legal aid certificates were granted in Northern Ireland.

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many criminal legal aid applications were made in Northern Ireland in 2002; and how many were granted. [118440]

During 2002, 21,125 applications for criminal legal aid were made and 20,364 criminal legal aid certificates were granted in Northern Ireland.