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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme 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 cost of enabling vitims of human trafficking to access legal aid in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson 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 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Civil legal aid is available to help victims of human trafficking in relation to applications for leave to enter or remain in the UK, and also for claims for damages or under employment law brought by victims of human trafficking arising in connection with their exploitation. These services are set out in paragraph 32 of Schedule 1 to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Victims of human trafficking are also able to apply for any other civil legal aid service for which they are eligible.</p><p> </p><p>The Legal Aid Agency does not routinely collect information on the circumstances of applicants for legal aid, except where this is directly relevant to the application. This includes whether or not applicants are victims of human trafficking, which was not relevant to any legal aid applications before the introduction of LASPO or for services other than those described under paragraph 32 of Schedule 1 to LASPO since. Data is being collected on services provided under paragraph 32, but due to the length of time it takes for cases to conclude, we do not have a clear picture of funding since implementation of LASPO. As a result, it is not possible accurately to estimate the total cost of enabling victims of human trafficking to access legal aid for the period requested.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T16:59:04.147Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T16:59:04.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson remove filter