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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Housing 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 steps his Department is taking to help people in South Wales that are unable to travel to a housing legal aid provider. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore remove filter
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Chris Elmore more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) keeps availability of legal aid providers under constant review, and takes urgent action whenever it has concerns.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA has recently tendered for new face-to-face housing contracts across the 134 housing and debt procurement areas across England and Wales. Contracts commenced on 1 September 2018. As of 31 May 2019, there is at least one provider offering housing and debt services in all but 4 procurement areas. Legal advice is still available in these areas through the Civil Legal Advice telephone service, and the LAA is considering how to secure provision in these areas and will set out next steps shortly.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the Civil Legal Advice telephone service offering legal services in a range of issues to those who need it, we are investing £5m in innovative new technologies to help people access legal support wherever they are in England and Wales.</p> more like this
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 2019-08-02T14:54:44.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:54:44.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this