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Tim Loughton (Shadow Minister, Children, Schools and Families; East Worthing and Shoreham, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people (a) applied for and (b) received legal aid for the costs of representation in care cases involving children in each of the last five years.

Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 23 July 2007, c775W)
Maria Eagle (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice; Liverpool, Garston, Labour)

The number of people who applied for and received representation in public law child care cases in each of the last five years is as follows:

Applications Certificates issued( 1)
2002-03 27,556 27,084
2003-04 25,692 25,390
2004-05 27,048 26,822
2005-06 28,109 27,898
2006-07 28,744 28,497
(1)Applications granted.

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