Legal Aid Scheme: Southwark:Written question - 112040

Q
(Camberwell and Peckham)
Asked on: 07 November 2017
Ministry of Justice
Legal Aid Scheme: Southwark
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people living in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark who were in receipt of legal aid in each of the last 10 years.
A
Answered by: Dominic Raab
Answered on: 15 November 2017

The data recorded by the Legal Aid Agency does not track how many individuals have accessed legal aid in either a given period or a particular location. This is because data is based on the number of items of work completed, rather than the number of people receiving public funding, and the location of the provider as opposed to the address of the client.

Statistics broken down by local authority area (based on the location of the provider) are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/legal-aid-statistics-january-to-march-2017

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