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Legal Aid

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many legal aid (a) matter starts and (b) claims registered there were in each of the smallest data areas in each year since 2005-06. (318764)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Legal help cases started and claims made 2005-06 to 2008-09

Year

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Procurement area

Case starts

Volume of claims received

Case starts

Volume of claims received

Case starts

Volume of claims received

Case starts

Volume of claims received

Barking and Dagenham

2,427

2,297

2,364

2,382

2,061

1,853

2,543

2,275

Barnet

2,949

3,955

2,582

3,126

2,475

2,773

3,736

3,113

Barnsley

2,208

2,252

2,425

2,484

1,993

2,722

2,523

2,405

Bedfordshire

5,535

5,392

6,239

5,727

5,590

5,133

5,460

5,309

Berkshire

6,750

5,949

6,348

5,926

4,891

4,791

5,644

4,993

Bexley

1,205

1,377

882

1,141

951

1,208

1,415

1,459

Birmingham

23,968

25,220

23,680

24,379

23,989

22,812

26,069

26,698

Bolton

2,566

2,614

3,863

3,642

4,112

4,012

4,229

4,022

Bournemouth and Poole

3,143

3,598

3,130

3,350

2,446

2,590

3,590

3,193

Bradford

8,110

8,682

7,055

7,315

7,099

6,771

7,112

7,011

Brent

9,726

13,685

9,438

14,027

8,869

12,691

9,317

10,602

Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale

12,277

11,612

13,087

13,373

13,364

12,274

13,589

12,768

Bromley

1,727

1,603

1,787

1,894

1,734

1,554

1,527

1,378

Buckinghamshire

5,183

5,179

5,139

5,525

5,209

5,026

5,472

5,830

Bury

1,650

1,542

1,952

1,911

1,855

1,830

2,333

2,169

Calderdale

1,614

1,624

1,694

1,591

1,747

1,662

2,394

2,146

Cambridgeshire

7,921

7,688

8,402

8,210

8,806

8,964

10,095

9,487

Camden

12,665

13,556

11,998

12,692

11,840

12,946

13,134

13,030

Central Wales

2,292

2,077

2,223

2,237

2,041

1,754

2,222

2,181

Cheshire

5,774

5,349

6,743

6,290

6,506

6,479

7,311

6,693

City of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset

12,094

12,096

12,795

13,016

12,125

12,801

12,782

12,216

City of Derby

4,968

4,187

4,436

4,349

4,424

4,675

2,928

2,962

City of Kingston upon Hull

4,889

4,645

4,653

4,808

3,926

4,318

3,703

3,831

City of Leicester

5,007

6,339

4,592

4,687

5,112

5,105

4,552

3,982

City of Plymouth

4,761

4,526

4,823

4,862

4,082

4,470

4,809

4,716

City of Stoke-on-Trent

4,496

4,714

4,144

4,761

4,025

4,385

4,754

4,495

City of Westminster

4,954

5,129

5,346

5,081

4,845

5,106

3,290

4,346

City of Wolverhampton

4,392

4,109

4,438

4,482

4,649

4,257

5,035

4,856

Cornwall

7,786

6,615

6,891

6,661

6,845

7,068

7,099

6,906

Coventry

4,901

5,470

4,673

6,021

4,213

3,664

4,271

3,755

Croydon

3,255

3,347

3,546

3,922

3,129

3,381

4,223

3,698

Cumbria

7,119

5,762

7,617

6,808

6,761

6,870

6,997

6,889

Darlington

1,728

1,682

2,006

1,951

1,880

1,897

1,795

2,082

Devon

9,459

9,440

9,774

9,325

8,663

9,016

9,791

9,312

Doncaster

4,368

4,037

6,006

5,707

5,556

5,975

6,064

6,311

Dorset

2,723

2,545

2,866

2,724

2,639

2,834

2,829

2,639

Dudley

2,881

3,140

2,592

2,691

2,182

2,211

2,486

2,402

Durham

6,469

5,893

6,674

6,546

6,543

6,485

7,043

6,537

Ealing

8,640

13,057

14,527

13,939

11,736

13,058

13,599

13,207

East Essex

8,053

6,525

7,735

7,442

8,000

7,252

7,588

7,103

East Lancashire

8,699

8,804

9,225

9,245

7,911

7,820

8,058

7,586

East Riding of Yorkshire

942

927

945

900

1,024

874

920

854

East Sussex

5,182

5,272

5,458

5,134

5,619

5,450

6,575

6,149

Enfield

3,393

3,531

3,055

3,563

2,859

2,956

2,525

2,432

Gateshead

3,925

4,758

4,640

6,779

3,802

4,839

3,695

4,663

Gloucestershire

4,471

4,967

5,253

4,615

4,687

5,450

5,610

5,359

Greater Nottingham

11,098

11,256

11,147

10,687

11,115

10,250

10,860

11,169

Greenwich

2,302

2,941

2,461

2,158

2,209

2,111

2,503

2,171

Hackney and City of London

16,158

20,821

14,707

17,408

15,610

17,044

16,370

17,963

Hammersmith and Fulham

5,525

7,012

5,401

6,939

3,664

6,318

3,760

5,235

Hampshire

6,418

6,569

6,274

6,385

5,810

6,120

6,736

6,435

Haringey

7,055

10,524

6,901

9,901

5,944

7,329

8,141

7,735

Harrow

3,351

5,012

3,443

3,486

4,537

4,287

6,288

5,301

Hartlepool

2,173

2,725

2,173

2,287

2,212

2,197

2,508

2,337

Havering

944

1,034

1,295

1,167

1,138

1,307

1,928

1,575

Herefordshire and Worcestershire

5,488

5,441

5,597

5,573

5,165

5,450

6,019

5,784

Hillingdon

652

785

856

1,059

1,312

1,509

2,111

1,760

Hounslow

2,219

2,657

1,128

1,098

1,425

1,112

1,302

1,329

Islington

8,680

10,613

9,140

9,807

7,923

8,559

7,443

8,316

Kensington and Chelsea

4,954

4,577

4,514

5,119

4,064

5,158

5,422

5,545

Kingston upon Thames and Richmond upon Thames

1,166

1,084

1,382

1,403

1,784

1,485

1,872

1,604

Kirklees

5,767

5,373

5,554

5,299

5,695

5,712

5,916

5,805

Knowsley

3,000

2,812

3,043

2,777

2,948

3,174

2,400

2,731

Lambeth

7,203

7,319

7,258

7,528

5,747

5,881

6,307

6,156

Leeds

9,418

10,024

9,925

10,356

11,872

9,805

14,286

14,966

Leicestershire and Rutland

2,888

2,805

3,282

3,358

3,375

3,563

3,732

4,192

Lewisham

2,795

2,569

2,541

3,134

1,567

1,636

2,073

1,949

Lincolnshire

8,324

8,069

8,388

8,581

8,279

7,750

7,902

7,824

Liverpool

17,380

17,642

19,526

18,197

19,595

19,383

19,481

19,820

Manchester

10,534

11,940

10,695

10,778

10,718

9,820

12,043

11,674

Merton and Sutton

1,903

1,271

2,398

2,402

3,084

2,787

2,721

2,889

Mid and South West Kent

3,284

3,191

3,979

3,400

3,726

3,366

5,158

4,419

Middlesbrough

4,200

4,904

4,337

4,516

3,617

3,898

3,719

4,176

Neath Port Talbot and Swansea

9,346

9,063

9,870

8,967

9,488

8,677

10,849

10,044

Newcastle upon Tyne

6,976

7,386

7,853

7,781

7,230

7,295

7,714

7,871

Newham

11,319

13,579

12,387

12,333

11,926

10,756

11,322

10,676

Norfolk

9,091

9,267

10,353

8,899

10,341

9,317

12,984

11,639

North Derbyshire

3,436

3,552

3,818

3,645

3,372

3,336

3,664

3,582

North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire

5,100

4,524

4,600

4,872

4,281

4,579

4,931

4,512

North East Wales

6,353

6,380

5,266

5,180

5,757

4,996

5,636

5,228

North Hertfordshire

2,321

2,512

2,340

2,348

2,553

2,488

3,324

3,080

North Kent and Medway

4,554

4,482

4,668

4,622

4,864

4,673

6,230

5,627

North Nottinghamshire

6,318

6,758

6,036

6,060

6,444

6,365

6,596

6,058

North Tyneside

4,616

4,516

4,669

4,557

4,524

4,073

4,917

4,516

North West Wales

3,176

2,803

3,157

2,928

2,943

2,664

3,241

2,959

North Yorkshire

5,052

4,721

5,687

5,213

5,188

5,408

5,746

5,221

Northamptonshire

5,636

5,024

5,776

5,168

5,530

5,226

7,000

6,199

Northumberland

5,795

5,193

4,987

5,335

4,863

4,752

5,524

4,952

Oldham

3,213

3,000

3,554

3,189

3,110

3,355

3,989

3,576

Oxfordshire

5,417

5,318

5,144

5,500

6,317

5,420

6,890

6,744

Portsmouth and Isle of Wight

5,566

5,209

5,262

5,461

4,641

4,970

4,047

4,180

Redbridge

2,045

3,164

2,315

2,377

1,748

1,551

2,317

1,988

Redcar and Cleveland

2,926

2,772

2,952

3,007

3,104

2,848

2,909

2,777

Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil

4,146

4,071

4,101

4,108

4,799

4,333

4,764

4,504

Rochdale

3,317

3,304

2,887

3,037

2,723

2,711

2,790

2,748

Rotherham

3,005

3,453

3,224

3,792

3,725

3,462

3,968

3,700

Salford

6,408

7,842

7,486

6,108

7,761

7,323

7,475

8,197

Sandwell

2,487

2,710

2,662

2,776

2,607

2,476

3,039

3,260

Sefton

3,079

2,861

3,426

2,923

3,086

2,991

3,954

3,573

Sheffield

9,174

9,656

10,008

9,770

9,537

9,175

10,629

11,139

Shropshire

6,000

6,034

6,001

6,137

5,828

5,770

6,114

5,856

Solihull

998

900

1,072

1,038

921

945

1,290

1,268

Somerset

6,673

6,820

7,045

7,935

6,598

7,178

7,637

7,416

South Derbyshire

1,728

1,738

2,064

1,637

1,867

1,625

1,657

1,451

South East Wales

9,438

8,635

10,107

9,594

9,123

8,703

10,014

9,915

South Hertfordshire

2,935

5,713

2,364

4,845

1,966

1,925

3,061

2,413

South Tyneside

2,686

2,207

2,802

2,669

2,652

2,352

3,100

2,793

South West Wales

3,900

3,564

4,489

3,987

4,357

3,962

4,386

3,761

Southampton

2,298

2,148

2,709

2,431

3,133

2,333

2,829

3,006

Southwark

8,988

8,530

9,520

10,055

11,228

9,277

11,759

10,536

St. Helens

4,424

4,249

4,809

4,664

5,856

4,840

5,385

5,323

Staffordshire

5,427

5,029

5,848

5,581

5,750

5,915

5,492

5,379

Stockport

2,319

2,030

2,788

2,326

3,003

2,443

3,039

2,924

Stockton-on-Tees

3,641

3,820

3,951

3,979

3,647

3,754

4,252

4,073

Suffolk

5,223

5,390

4,958

5,046

4,769

5,427

5,582

5,242

Sunderland

5,757

5,571

6,306

5,524

5,484

5,272

5,756

5,505

Surrey

2,107

1,907

2,215

2,060

1,824

1,909

2,874

2,561

Tameside

2,206

2,185

2,272

2,406

2,034

1,613

1,982

1,919

The City of Brighton and Hove

5,359

5,142

5,823

5,685

5,380

5,278

5,355

5,071

The Kent Coast

5,818

6,326

6,616

6,134

6,006

6,409

7,814

7,286

Tower Hamlets

7,788

9,816

8,711

9,857

11,030

9,798

14,339

14,526

Trafford

1,083

1,077

1,996

1,460

1,932

1,753

2,914

2,677

Wakefield

4,100

4,202

4,348

4,287

3,948

3,728

3,809

3,587

Walsall

4,720

4,874

5,055

5,028

4,332

4,200

4,483

4,171

Waltham Forest

1,913

2,019

2,235

2,116

2,328

2,157

2,379

2,292

Wandsworth

6,162

8,295

4,961

5,660

5,626

6,125

7,146

6,920

Warrington and Halton

3,634

3,575

3,494

3,681

3,456

3,429

3,525

3,446

Warwickshire

3,329

3,340

3,520

3,379

3,240

3,499

3,627

3,518

West Essex

6,581

7,016

7,397

7,570

7,565

7,831

8,575

8,393

West Lancashire

10,660

10,242

11,321

10,791

10,875

10,499

11,107

10,520

West Sussex

3,521

3,614

4,103

4,094

4,432

4,607

4,921

5,036

Wigan

4,290

4,500

4,263

4,261

4,452

4,318

5,151

4,631

Wiltshire

4,903

5,457

5,540

5,631

5,549

5,513

7,152

6,752

Wirral

9,062

7,444

8,057

8,182

8,608

7,928

8,512

8,743

TOTALS

713,667

744,267

740,334

751,730

720,211

716,608

785,204

764,370