Legal Aid Scheme: Homelessness:Written question - 264749

Q
(Ashfield)
Asked on: 14 June 2019
Ministry of Justice
Legal Aid Scheme: Homelessness
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of homelessness applications have been awarded legal aid in each year since 2012.
A
Answered by: Paul Maynard
Answered on: 20 June 2019

Legal aid in cases involving homelessness proceedings

Legal help

Civil representation

Matters completed

Applications

Grants

Proportion granted

2012-13

20,672

1,831

1,784

97%

2013-14

15,047

1,545

1,471

95%

2014-15

16,265

1,400

1,318

94%

2015-16

15,008

1,516

1,447

95%

2016-17

15,595

1,376

1,213

88%

2017-18

15,127

1,208

1,183

98%

April to December 2018*

10,353

758

668

88%

Legal aid in cases involving possession proceedings

Legal Help

Civil Representation

Matters completed

Applications

Grants

Proportion granted

2012-13

22,739

7,257

7,027

97%

2013-14

19,912

7,276

7,112

98%

2014-15

19,757

7,632

7,319

96%

2015-16

16,984

6,852

6,665

97%

2016-17

16,456

6,588

6,081

92%

2017-18

14,800

6,333

6,182

98%

April to December 2018*

9,500

4,539

4,379

96%

Legal aid cases involving eviction proceedings

Legal Help

Civil Representation

Matters completed

Applications

Grants

Proportion granted

2012-13

2,460

442

392

89%

2013-14

1,655

301

291

97%

2014-15

1,540

325

277

85%

2015-16

1,053

438

421

96%

2016-17

1,135

933

843

90%

2017-18

998

838

836

100%

April to December 2018*

600

485

444

92%

*(Apr to Dec 2018)

‘Proportion granted’ data is not held for Legal Help matters, as the decision on whether to grant funding is devolved to the solicitor in question.

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