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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost incurred by the Legal Aid Agency was for means-testing applications for grants of exceptional funding in relation to representation at inquests before Coroners' Courts in (a) each year since 2013 (b) 2019 to date. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 6450 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The means of applicants for Exceptional Case Funding are tested in accordance with the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013, which apply to all applications for civil legal aid.</p><p>As such, it is not possible to ascribe a figure to the cost of assessing financial eligibility in ECF matters specifically, as this is not conducted under a separate process within the Legal Aid Agency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T15:39:35.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T15:39:35.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1137138
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for how many inquests was legal aid provided in each year since 2012. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 273772 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>This information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 273774 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T16:21:37.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:21:37.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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3915
star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
1137139
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of inquests for which legal aid was provided in each year since 2010. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 273773 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>This information would only be available at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Legal aid funding is provided when the requisite eligibility criteria are met. Following consideration of claims for payment from the lawyers involved, all payments are made from a central legal aid budget, which is not demarcated according to any particular category of law.</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 2019-07-10T16:30:20.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:30:20.61Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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3915
star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
1137140
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total value of legal aid granted to inquests in each year since 2010 is. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 273774 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>This information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 273772 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T16:21:37.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:21:37.12Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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3915
star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
1133731
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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 remove filter
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 Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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 were granted or part granted on behalf of bereaved families for Exceptional Case Funding for legal representation under the public interest test at inquests in 2017/18. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 267353 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>This information could only be retrieved at disproportionate cost.</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 2019-06-25T15:19:14.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:19:14.137Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1064442
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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consultations his Department (a) sought and (b) held with bodies on its review of the means testing element of legal aid at inquests in its review of legal aid for inquests report, published in February 2019. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 223967 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 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>We think the time is now right to look at the means test and uprating in more detail. As part of the publication of the Legal Support Action Plan on 7 February, the Government has announced a review of the legal aid means testing thresholds and their interaction with the wider eligibility criteria. We are bringing together data and evidence from across government to ensure that the process is as thorough and consistent as possible. Following our consideration, we will bring forward any changes as soon as is practical.</p><p> </p><p>In order to inform our review of inquests, we undertook a broad evidence-gathering exercise, which included surveys of senior coroners, consultative group discussions with the legal profession, third sector organisations and bereaved families, and a six-week call for evidence exercise which was held over summer 2018. We examined all the evidence closely and our findings are reflected in the final report.</p><p> </p><p>We would like to explore further options for the funding of legal support at inquests where the state has state-funded representation. To do this we will work closely with other Government Departments.</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 223966 more like this
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less than 2019-03-29T15:26:15.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T15:26:15.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
1063610
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star 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 inquests were granted legal aid for civil representation; what the average amount awarded was for those cases; and how much funding was allocated for that representation in each year since 2013. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 222585 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 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Legal aid is available for representation under the Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme. Legal aid is also available for initial advice and assistance prior to any application for civil representation becoming necessary.</p><p> </p><p>The provision of legal aid for inquests did not change substantively under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).</p><p> </p><p>The number of certificates granted for civil representation at an inquest in each complete financial year since 2013 is shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Applications granted/part granted</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>54</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>110</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>165</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>165</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>177</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures below show how many cases concluded in each financial year, and have had all claims associated with these paid in full. Please note that some cases will be continuing and will therefore costs associated with these will still be outstanding.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>FY</p></td><td><p>Costs (£)</p></td><td><p>Volume of cases started in that year which have completed</p></td><td><p>Average costs per matter (£)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>350,174</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>11,296</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>597,313</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>9,189</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>752,686</p></td><td><p>91</p></td><td><p>8,271</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>677,892</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>8,474</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>197,333</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>5,980</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The budget for the legal aid fund is set by MoJ and payments are made from this on a demand-led basis based on the application of the applicable means and merits eligibility criteria. Funding is not ‘allocated’ for specific categories of law or types of legal aid.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T16:44:40.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:44:40.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the spend by (a) each Government department and (b) the Government on legal representation at inquests in each year since 2012. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 188193 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice does not hold information about expenditure by other Government departments or state bodies on legal representation at inquests. Any expenditure by the Ministry of Justice on legal representation at inquests would not be separately recorded from other expenditure on legal costs.</p> more like this
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 185682 more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:33:02.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:33:02.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1002113
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
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 Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many inquests was legal aid granted in each year since 2012. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 188192 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>188191:</strong> The total number of applications for Exceptional Case Funding which are granted is published by the Ministry of Justice, and is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics</a> (Table 8.1 of the legal aid statistical tables). Please note that these statistics are compiled based on the time the application was received, rather than when funding was granted. An application may be granted in a different financial year from the one in which it was received, depending upon the applicable dates and circumstances. All applications for Exceptional Case Funding are considered on their own merits and the specifics of the individual case, and are granted funding if they meet the relevant criteria. The Legal Aid Agency carefully monitors the expenditure of legal aid category of law and the type of proceedings involved. However, it does not differentiate between sums paid for cases falling within the scope of the legal aid scheme as opposed to those funded under a grant of Exceptional Case Funding. Details of the total expenditure from the legal aid fund, broken down by various variables is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/legal-aid-statistics</a>. <strong>188192:</strong> Legal aid is potentially available for inquests either under the Legal Help scheme (where the application process is devolved to the provider) or via Civil Representation, where an application for Exceptional Case Funding must be made. The number of completed cases for each year since 2012 is shown below: <table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Legal Help</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Civil Representation</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td><td><p>Volume</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p>63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>112</p></td><td><p>87</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>139</p></td><td><p>81</p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 188191 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:35:56.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:35:56.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this