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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of comparative per capita levels of legal aid spending in England and Wales and other jurisdictions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>A Ministry of Justice study published in 2011 (based on 2008 estimates) showed that England and Wales had the highest legal aid expenditure amongst countries with similar legal and judicial traditions.</p><p> </p><p>The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) publishes a biennial report “European judicial systems: efficiency and quality of justice” which contains the comparative per capita levels of legal aid spending. The Department contributes data to these reports and the most recent, published in 2014 using 2012 data, can be found at: www.coe.int/t/dghl/cooperation/cepej/evaluation/2014/Rapport_2014_en.pdf</p><p> </p><p>This report shows that England and Wales has the third highest allocated budget to legal aid (after Norway and N.Ireland) per inhabitant at <del class="ministerial">€41.55</del> <ins class="ministerial">£33.74 </ins>per head. The European average is <del class="ministerial">€8.63</del> <ins class="ministerial">£7.01 </ins>per head.</p><p /> <p><ins class="ministerial">The Sterling figures provided in this answer were calculated from the Euro figures in the CEPEJ report, using the conversion date of 01/01/2013 as used in the CEPEJ report. </ins></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 2015-03-06T17:13:15.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T17:13:15.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this