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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Discrimination remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure victims of discrimination are able to access the legal representation they require. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 267211 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>We have specifically protected legal aid, both for initial advice and representation, subject to the statutory means and merits tests, for civil legal services provided in relation to contravention of the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Publicly funded advice continues to be available for Employment Tribunal discrimination claims, and publicly funded advice and representation is available in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the civil courts more generally.</p><p> </p><p>Our Legal Aid Support Action Plan, published in February, has also committed to improving the access victims of discrimination have to state-funded legal representation. This includes reinstating immediate access to face-to-face legal advice in discrimination cases, reviewing legal aid means testing, and improving the Exceptional Case Funding scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:20:25.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:20:25.947Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1105014
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Discrimination remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what proportion of applications for Legal Aid in discrimination cases the Legal Aid Agency has not met its processing target of 20 working days in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 236587 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p><strong>236582</strong>: The Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) complaints procedure is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure</a>. Complaints may be made by an applicant for funding, their legal representative, their MP, or anyone else involved in the case. Complaints are counted separately as they pass through the stages of the process. Data for the most recent five completed financial years is shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number responded to</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>3,887</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>3,446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>3,727</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>3,234</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>236585,236586 &amp; 236587:</strong> The Legal Aid Agency measures and monitors its performance via a number of key performance indicators and corporate targets. For the processing of civil legal aid applications, this target has changed within the last five years. It is therefore not possible to answer these questions in precisely the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA remained within the target for each reporting month between April 2014 and December 2018. Details of how these targets changed within the requested time period, and a breakdown by the categories of law enquired about, are included within the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Target - % within working days</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Housing</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Discrimination</p></td><td><p>Annual performance across all civil legal aid applications</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>90%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19*</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td><td><p>56%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*(to Dec 2018)</p><p> </p><p>The target for 2018-19 (onwards) also includes the amount of time taken by providers, as well as LAA caseworkers, thus referring to an “end-to-end” process. This is reflected in the figures for this financial year shown above. Previous targets referred to LAA caseworker time-taken only.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236588:</strong> the LAA’s published statistics are separated into quarters for each financial year. The most recent period available is July-September 2018. During that time, four applications for a legal aid certificate in the Discrimination category of law were received. Of those, one application was referred to the Exceptional and Complex Case Team for a determination.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236589, 236590, 236591, 236592:</strong> Case volumes for the LAA are published on a quarterly basis at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics</a>. These show the number of matters started at the ‘Legal Help’ stage, where the application process is devolved to the provider, and applications and grants for a legal aid certificate, where this is determined by the LAA. Therefore it is not possible to comment on the grant rate of Legal Help matters as only successful applications are referred to us.</p><p>Table 6.1 of the aforesaid published statistics shows the number of applications for a legal aid certificate which were made in each period, and of those the volume which were granted. Please note that an application may not proceed to being granted for a variety of reasons, for example being withdrawn, abandoned, rejected for administrative reasons, or refused where the relevant funding criteria were not met.</p><p> </p><p>Table 5.1 of the published statistics show the number of matters opened at the Legal Help level by category of law during the period enquired about.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
236582 more like this
236585 more like this
236586 more like this
236588 more like this
236589 more like this
236590 more like this
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236592 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T16:31:53.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:31:53.55Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property tabling member
4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1105016
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Discrimination remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of legal aid applications in discrimination cases were referred to the Exceptional and Complex Case Team, in the most recent period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 236588 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p><strong>236582</strong>: The Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) complaints procedure is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure</a>. Complaints may be made by an applicant for funding, their legal representative, their MP, or anyone else involved in the case. Complaints are counted separately as they pass through the stages of the process. Data for the most recent five completed financial years is shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number responded to</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>3,887</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>3,446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>3,727</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>3,234</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>236585,236586 &amp; 236587:</strong> The Legal Aid Agency measures and monitors its performance via a number of key performance indicators and corporate targets. For the processing of civil legal aid applications, this target has changed within the last five years. It is therefore not possible to answer these questions in precisely the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA remained within the target for each reporting month between April 2014 and December 2018. Details of how these targets changed within the requested time period, and a breakdown by the categories of law enquired about, are included within the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Target - % within working days</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Housing</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Discrimination</p></td><td><p>Annual performance across all civil legal aid applications</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>90%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19*</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td><td><p>56%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*(to Dec 2018)</p><p> </p><p>The target for 2018-19 (onwards) also includes the amount of time taken by providers, as well as LAA caseworkers, thus referring to an “end-to-end” process. This is reflected in the figures for this financial year shown above. Previous targets referred to LAA caseworker time-taken only.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236588:</strong> the LAA’s published statistics are separated into quarters for each financial year. The most recent period available is July-September 2018. During that time, four applications for a legal aid certificate in the Discrimination category of law were received. Of those, one application was referred to the Exceptional and Complex Case Team for a determination.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236589, 236590, 236591, 236592:</strong> Case volumes for the LAA are published on a quarterly basis at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics</a>. These show the number of matters started at the ‘Legal Help’ stage, where the application process is devolved to the provider, and applications and grants for a legal aid certificate, where this is determined by the LAA. Therefore it is not possible to comment on the grant rate of Legal Help matters as only successful applications are referred to us.</p><p>Table 6.1 of the aforesaid published statistics shows the number of applications for a legal aid certificate which were made in each period, and of those the volume which were granted. Please note that an application may not proceed to being granted for a variety of reasons, for example being withdrawn, abandoned, rejected for administrative reasons, or refused where the relevant funding criteria were not met.</p><p> </p><p>Table 5.1 of the published statistics show the number of matters opened at the Legal Help level by category of law during the period enquired about.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
236582 more like this
236585 more like this
236586 more like this
236587 more like this
236589 more like this
236590 more like this
236591 more like this
236592 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T16:31:53.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:31:53.72Z
star this property answering member
4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property tabling member
4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1105018
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Discrimination remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of legal aid applications in discrimination cases were successful in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 236590 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p><strong>236582</strong>: The Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) complaints procedure is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure</a>. Complaints may be made by an applicant for funding, their legal representative, their MP, or anyone else involved in the case. Complaints are counted separately as they pass through the stages of the process. Data for the most recent five completed financial years is shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number responded to</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>3,887</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>3,446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>3,727</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>3,234</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>236585,236586 &amp; 236587:</strong> The Legal Aid Agency measures and monitors its performance via a number of key performance indicators and corporate targets. For the processing of civil legal aid applications, this target has changed within the last five years. It is therefore not possible to answer these questions in precisely the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA remained within the target for each reporting month between April 2014 and December 2018. Details of how these targets changed within the requested time period, and a breakdown by the categories of law enquired about, are included within the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Target - % within working days</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Housing</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Discrimination</p></td><td><p>Annual performance across all civil legal aid applications</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>90%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19*</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td><td><p>56%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*(to Dec 2018)</p><p> </p><p>The target for 2018-19 (onwards) also includes the amount of time taken by providers, as well as LAA caseworkers, thus referring to an “end-to-end” process. This is reflected in the figures for this financial year shown above. Previous targets referred to LAA caseworker time-taken only.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236588:</strong> the LAA’s published statistics are separated into quarters for each financial year. The most recent period available is July-September 2018. During that time, four applications for a legal aid certificate in the Discrimination category of law were received. Of those, one application was referred to the Exceptional and Complex Case Team for a determination.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236589, 236590, 236591, 236592:</strong> Case volumes for the LAA are published on a quarterly basis at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics</a>. These show the number of matters started at the ‘Legal Help’ stage, where the application process is devolved to the provider, and applications and grants for a legal aid certificate, where this is determined by the LAA. Therefore it is not possible to comment on the grant rate of Legal Help matters as only successful applications are referred to us.</p><p>Table 6.1 of the aforesaid published statistics shows the number of applications for a legal aid certificate which were made in each period, and of those the volume which were granted. Please note that an application may not proceed to being granted for a variety of reasons, for example being withdrawn, abandoned, rejected for administrative reasons, or refused where the relevant funding criteria were not met.</p><p> </p><p>Table 5.1 of the published statistics show the number of matters opened at the Legal Help level by category of law during the period enquired about.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
236582 more like this
236585 more like this
236586 more like this
236587 more like this
236588 more like this
236589 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T16:31:53.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:31:53.863Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1105020
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Discrimination remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid in cases involving discrimination have been unsuccessful in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 236592 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p><strong>236582</strong>: The Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) complaints procedure is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency/about/complaints-procedure</a>. Complaints may be made by an applicant for funding, their legal representative, their MP, or anyone else involved in the case. Complaints are counted separately as they pass through the stages of the process. Data for the most recent five completed financial years is shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number responded to</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>3,887</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>3,446</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>3,727</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>3,234</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>236585,236586 &amp; 236587:</strong> The Legal Aid Agency measures and monitors its performance via a number of key performance indicators and corporate targets. For the processing of civil legal aid applications, this target has changed within the last five years. It is therefore not possible to answer these questions in precisely the format requested.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA remained within the target for each reporting month between April 2014 and December 2018. Details of how these targets changed within the requested time period, and a breakdown by the categories of law enquired about, are included within the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Target - % within working days</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Housing</p></td><td><p>Proportion out of target - Discrimination</p></td><td><p>Annual performance across all civil legal aid applications</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>85%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>90%</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19*</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td><td><p>56%</p></td><td><p>Target met</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*(to Dec 2018)</p><p> </p><p>The target for 2018-19 (onwards) also includes the amount of time taken by providers, as well as LAA caseworkers, thus referring to an “end-to-end” process. This is reflected in the figures for this financial year shown above. Previous targets referred to LAA caseworker time-taken only.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236588:</strong> the LAA’s published statistics are separated into quarters for each financial year. The most recent period available is July-September 2018. During that time, four applications for a legal aid certificate in the Discrimination category of law were received. Of those, one application was referred to the Exceptional and Complex Case Team for a determination.</p><p> </p><p><strong>236589, 236590, 236591, 236592:</strong> Case volumes for the LAA are published on a quarterly basis at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics</a>. These show the number of matters started at the ‘Legal Help’ stage, where the application process is devolved to the provider, and applications and grants for a legal aid certificate, where this is determined by the LAA. Therefore it is not possible to comment on the grant rate of Legal Help matters as only successful applications are referred to us.</p><p>Table 6.1 of the aforesaid published statistics shows the number of applications for a legal aid certificate which were made in each period, and of those the volume which were granted. Please note that an application may not proceed to being granted for a variety of reasons, for example being withdrawn, abandoned, rejected for administrative reasons, or refused where the relevant funding criteria were not met.</p><p> </p><p>Table 5.1 of the published statistics show the number of matters opened at the Legal Help level by category of law during the period enquired about.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
236582 more like this
236585 more like this
236586 more like this
236587 more like this
236588 more like this
236589 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T16:31:54.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:31:54.003Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
874830
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Discrimination remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that all procurement areas have at least two legal aid providers of discrimination law by September 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 135131 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
star this property answer text <p>In most categories of law where advice is delivered face to face to clients, the LAA seeks to maintain a minimum of one provider in each procurement area (or in the case of immigration and asylum where procurement areas are further broken down into access points, a minimum of one provider per access point).</p><p>Where one or fewer compliant tenders were received in response to its recent tender process, the LAA will be undertaking additional tender activity in those areas to achieve better access to services for the public where possible.</p><p>In the categories of community care and welfare benefits, the LAA received more than two compliant tenders in each procurement area and, subject to successfully verifying tenders the LAA anticipates all procurement areas will have at least two legal aid providers from 1 September 2018 when new contracts begin.</p><p>Debt advice is also delivered through the Civil Legal Advice (CLA) telephone helpline contracts, as is discrimination advice which is only delivered via CLA. The LAA does not procure CLA contracts on a procurement area basis.</p><p>In the two areas throughout England and Wales where no compliant immigration and asylum tenders were received, the LAA will be seeking to place services in these areas through the tender process it has recently announced to secure additional services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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