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Question Results

Written questions on the subject Legal Aid


 
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AQW 12005/17-22 Mr Doug Beattie MC
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether legal aid bills automatically go before (i) the Taxing Masters Office to receive an order for taxation; and (ii) the Law Society for a remuneration certificate.

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14/12/2020 Answered on 22/12/2020
AQW 11983/17-22 Mr Alex Easton
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice what plans her Department has to eliminate abuses of the legal aid system.

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14/12/2020 Answered on 22/12/2020
AQW 11776/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice in relation to domestic abuse, to detail the number of cases waiting to proceed but delayed due to accessing legal aid.

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09/12/2020 Answered on 22/12/2020
AQW 11773/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the breakdown of applications that have been denied for legal aid, including the reasons for doing so, each year since 2015.

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09/12/2020 Answered on 22/12/2020
AQW 11696/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of people who have received legal aid for cases related to domestic abuse, each year from 2015.

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08/12/2020 Answered on 22/12/2020
AQW 11611/17-22 Mr Alex Easton
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice what plans she has to further reform the legal aid system.

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07/12/2020 Answered on 15/12/2020
AQW 10652/17-22 Mr Alex Easton
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the (i) cost; and (ii) breakdown of legal aid to date, in respect of Christine Connor's conviction and appeal before the courts.

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20/11/2020 Answered on 04/12/2020
AQW 8968/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether her Department plans to expand the access criteria for legal aid.

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19/10/2020 Answered on 30/10/2020
AQW 8291/17-22 Ms Cara Hunter
(SDLP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Justice what steps her Department is taking to ensure that victims of sexual violence can obtain legal aid.

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06/10/2020 Answered on 16/10/2020
AQW 6561/17-22 Mr Doug Beattie MC
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Justice (i) when she expects to see the audit report on Northern Ireland Legal Aid; and (ii) , if it once again shows a deficit due to fraud and error, what action she will take to rectify this.

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09/09/2020 Answered on 21/09/2020
AQW 5786/17-22 Mr Mervyn Storey
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the legal aid bill in the last five years for (i) defendants; and (ii) complainants of alleged hate crime offences in Northern Ireland, broken down by eventual prosecutorial outcome.

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21/07/2020 Answered on 04/08/2020
AQW 5582/17-22 Mr Paul Givan
(DUP - Lagan Valley)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the process which must be adopted when consideration is given to the granting of legal aid provision.

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08/07/2020 Answered on 24/07/2020
AQW 5581/17-22 Mr Paul Givan
(DUP - Lagan Valley)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail how Mr Gerry Adams met the eligibility test for legal aid support in respect of a legal challenge of unlawful imprisonment.

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08/07/2020 Answered on 24/07/2020
AQW 5506/17-22 Mr Jim Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Justice (i) how many orders have been made to recover costs of legal aid pursuant to Article 33A of The Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 since that power came into force; and (ii) how much has been recovered.

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06/07/2020 Answered on 22/07/2020
AQW 3507/17-22 Mr Doug Beattie MC
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Justice (i) to detail the amount of legal aid paid to date for cases 15/095107 and 11/103100; and (ii) whether the Minister will give a commitment to provide me with a summary of total final costs processed for these cases by the Legal Services Agency.

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11/03/2020 Answered on 24/03/2020
AQW 3108/17-22 Ms Joanne Bunting
(DUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether victims of human trafficking are entitled to access legal aid for the purposes of seeking a compensation claim against their trafficker; and, if so, how many individual victims over the last 5 years have applied for legal aid for this purpose.

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03/03/2020 Answered on 19/03/2020
AQW 1800/17-22 Mr Doug Beattie MC
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the amount of civil legal aid paid per annum, over the past 5 years; broken down into (i) family; (ii) matrimonial; and (iii) other.

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10/02/2020 Answered on 25/02/2020
AQW 1799/17-22 Mr Doug Beattie MC
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether she will give consideration to adopting the model of legal aid for civil, family and matrimonial issues found in England and Wales.

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10/02/2020 Answered on 24/02/2020
AQW 1737/17-22 Mr Doug Beattie MC
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Justice to outline (i) what actions her Department is taking to eradicate fraud in the legal aid bill; (ii) what measures she will take to ensure greater transparency and scrutiny over legal aid for cases in the High Court; and (ii) whether she will review the levels of legal aid for family civil cases.

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07/02/2020 Answered on 24/02/2020
AQW 1725/17-22 Mr Jim Wells
(DUP - South Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice to publish a list of the 25 solicitors who received the largest total payments from the legal aid fund, in each of the last five years.

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07/02/2020 Answered on 24/02/2020
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