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Question Results

Written questions on the subject Legal Aid


 
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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
AQW 1724/17-22 Mr Jim Wells
(DUP - South Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice to publish a list of the 25 barristers 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
AQW 1627/17-22 Mr Gordon Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether she will fully implement the recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee and Northern Ireland Audit Office in respect of the Legal Services Agency, to ensure that public legal aid, presently adjudicated by the Taxing Master, is properly brought under the purview of the Accounting Officer.

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06/02/2020 Answered on 21/02/2020
AQW 1626/17-22 Mr Gordon Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether she will ensure that public legal aid, in public and private law family court cases, is scrutinised to ensure it is not inappropriately or inadvertently processed for private law aspects.

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06/02/2020 Answered on 20/02/2020
AQW 354/17-22 Mr Gordon Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice for an update on legal aid reform.

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16/01/2020 Answered on 30/01/2020
AQW 9221/16-21 Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the (i) cost; and (ii) breakdown of legal aid to date, in respect of Damien McLaughlin's charges before the courts relating to the murder of Prison Officer David Black.

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10/01/2017 Answered on 19/01/2017
AQW 9143/16-21 Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice to outline whether legal aid is suspended and/or stopped in instances where a defendant absconds in breach of bail.

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09/01/2017 Answered on 24/01/2017
AQO 924/16-21 Mr Gordon Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice for an update on the reform of legal aid.

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09/01/2017 Answered on 17/01/2017
AQW 8938/16-21 Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the estimated impact on Legal Aid as a result of increased travel and subsistence costs from defence teams required to travel to various courts other than original divisions to accommodate judiciary that have carriage of specific cases but sitting in various locations, as a result of the introduction of a single jurisdiction.

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09/12/2016 Answered on 21/12/2016
AQW 6478/16-21 Mr Christopher Stalford
(DUP - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail how much legal aid was granted to the recent failed legal challenge brought by Mr Raymond McCord concerning the triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon.

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28/10/2016 Answered on 10/11/2016
AQW 6420/16-21 Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the total legal aid costs to date for court challenges to the release of the Boston Tapes.

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28/10/2016 Answered on 08/11/2016
AQO 521/16-21 Dr Steve Aiken OBE
(UUP - South Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Justice for an update on how she is reducing the cost of the legal aid budget.

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13/10/2016 Answered on 24/10/2016
AQW 4814/16-21 Mr Barry McElduff
(SF - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice for an assessment of whether her Department will ensure full access to justice in any review of the cost of legal aid.

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07/10/2016 Answered on 19/10/2016
AQO 402/16-21 Mr Gordon Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice to outline how she plans to reduce the annual cost of legal aid.

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22/09/2016 Answered on 04/10/2016
AQW 4116/16-21 Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice for a breakdown of legal aid costs for Damien Fennell's current charges, including the costs or estimated costs of his failed application before Mr Justice Maguire on 27 September 2016.

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28/09/2016 Answered on 07/10/2016
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