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Written questions on the subject Legal Aid


 
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AQW 13901/22-27 Mr Stephen Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice for a timescale on the completion of her Department’s review of civil legal aid.

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27/06/2024 Answered on 03/07/2024
AQW 13900/22-27 Mr Stephen Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice for her assessment of the increase in legal aid spending since 2019.

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27/06/2024 Answered on 04/07/2024
AQO 596/22-27 Mr Tom Elliott
(UUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice how much has been paid in Legal Aid in each year of the last five years.

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06/06/2024 Answered on 17/06/2024
AQW 12628/22-27 Miss Michelle McIlveen
(DUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Justice (i) what estimate she has made of the number of people who are unable to afford private legal fees and are ineligible for legal aid; and (ii) to detail the measures she will take to address this issue.

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28/05/2024 Answered on 06/06/2024
AQW 12361/22-27 Mr David Brooks
(DUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether she is planning any reform of legal aid.

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22/05/2024 Answered on 29/05/2024
AQW 10227/22-27 Miss Michelle McIlveen
(DUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Justice (i) how much has been paid in legal aid for immigration (a) advice and (b) cases; and (ii) how much funding was provided to other bodies in respect of immigration matters, in each of the last five years.

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16/04/2024 Answered on 26/04/2024
AQO 308/22-27 Ms Carál Ní Chuilín
(SF - North Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice to outline what action her Department is taking to address delays in issuing legal aid payments.

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11/04/2024 Answered on 22/04/2024
AQO 302/22-27 Mr Harry Harvey
(DUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Justice to outline what action she will take to address payment delays to the legal profession.

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11/04/2024 Answered on 22/04/2024
AQW 9618/22-27 Mr Daniel McCrossan
(SDLP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice, following the publication of the Legal Aid Annual Statistics by her Department, why the costs of Legal Aid has risen by £6,479,931, equating to seven per cent, whilst the number of people granted Legal Aid has dropped by 4,986, which equates to seven per cent. [Priority Written]

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08/04/2024 Answered on 12/04/2024
AQW 9126/22-27 Mr David Brooks
(DUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the spending on legal aid in each of the last five years.

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19/03/2024 Answered on 25/03/2024
AQW 6293/22-27 Ms Carál Ní Chuilín
(SF - North Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice what steps her Department is taking to ensure that women, who may not be able to access Legal Aid, get support to take non-molestation orders to protect themselves and their families from domestic violence.

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13/02/2024 Answered on 20/02/2024
AQW 5466/22-27 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail how she plans to resolve (i) the issues barristers have with the timely and adequate payment of Legal Aid; and (ii) the backlog of cases due to be processed by our criminal justice system.

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05/02/2024 Answered on 12/02/2024
AQW 5333/22-27 Mr David Brooks
(DUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the spending on legal aid, in each of the last five years.

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27/10/2022 Answered on 27/10/2022
AQW 5212/22-27 Mr David Brooks
(DUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the legal aid received by individual legal firms, in each of the last five years.

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25/10/2022 Answered on 27/10/2022
AQW 5022/22-27 Mr Paul Frew
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Justice, with regard to the consultation on Publication of Annual Payments to Suppliers of Legal Aid, can she provide (i) an update on this matter, given recent media coverage on matters of legal aid; and (ii) an indication of when this policy or a similar policy may be implemented.

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20/10/2022 Answered on 27/10/2022
AQW 4903/22-27 Mr Justin McNulty
(SDLP - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the number of cases where legal aid fraud (a) has been discovered; (b) has been referred by the Legal Services Agency for prosecution; and (c) has resulted in prosecutions, for each of the last five years listed by Council area.

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18/10/2022 Answered on 27/10/2022
AQW 4902/22-27 Mr Justin McNulty
(SDLP - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister of Justice for her assessment of the benefits of (i) a review of the Northern Ireland legal aid system, including the role of the Taxing Master; and (ii) the introduction of a zero tolerance approach for both fraud and attempted fraud.

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18/10/2022 Answered on 27/10/2022
AQW 4901/22-27 Mr Justin McNulty
(SDLP - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether she will publish a list of legal practitioners, both individuals and firms, who have been sanctioned or prosecuted for legal aid fraud in each of the last five years. [Priority Written]

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18/10/2022 Answered on 21/10/2022
AQW 4873/22-27 Mr Paul Frew
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether she will publish a list of legal practitioners, both individuals and firms, who have been sanctioned or prosecuted for legal aid fraud over the last five years.

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18/10/2022 Answered on 27/10/2022
AQW 4872/22-27 Mr Paul Frew
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether she will (i) carry out a review of the Northern Ireland legal aid system, including the role of the Taxing Master; and (ii) adopt a zero tolerance approach for both fraud and attempted fraud.

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18/10/2022 Answered on 27/10/2022
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