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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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: Terrorism 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 criteria his Department uses to determine the allocation of legal aid; and how his Department assesses the claims of families of victims of terrorist attacks against that criteria. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Eastbourne more like this
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Stephen Lloyd more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>All individual case funding decisions are taken by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA). It is important that these decisions are, and are seen to be, free from political and Government influence.</p><p> </p><p>Legal aid can be provided, if the matter or issue in question is within scope of the legal aid scheme, as defined in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).</p><p> </p><p>Legal aid is available for advice and assistance for all inquests, subject to a means and merits test. Legal aid funding for legal representation for a family, during an inquest hearing, is not in scope of LASPO.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that for certain inquests, bereaved people may require representation; legal aid may therefore be available, through the Exceptional Case Funding scheme, if certain criteria are met:</p><p> </p><p>(a) if a failure to provide such representation would breach, or likely risk a breach of, the government’s obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights, usually Article 2; or</p><p>where the Director of Legal Aid Casework (DLAC) makes a determination that there is a ‘wider public interest’ in legal representation being granted.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys remove filter
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T15:48:04.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T15:48:04.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Lloyd remove filter