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Legal Aid

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many applications there have been for legal aid in housing cases in each London borough in each of the last five years. [87244]

Vera Baird: The number of cases started by providing advice and assistance in the housing category of law is provided in table 1.

The number of applications for a certificate in the housing category of law, which also includes representation in legal proceedings, is included in table 2.

It is likely that some of the matters started in table 1 proceeded to full certificated work and therefore they could also be included in table 2.


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Table 1: Legal Help matters started in housing cases
Number of matters started
Greater London Borough 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06

Barking and Dagenham

503

494

446

392

488

Barnet

333

375

321

375

415

Bexley

45

74

74

90

124

Brent

1,325

1,394

1253

1,151

1513

Bromley

283

308

326

227

403

Camden

2,290

2,249

2,026

1,598

1,719

Croydon

395

462

354

295

393

Ealing

1,523

1,583

1,284

1,405

1,551

Enfield

450

368

323

267

280

Greenwich

625

461

555

667

665

Hackney

2,541

2,722

2,669

2,743

2,632

Hammersmith and Fulham

1189

1,178

1,070

1040

1,101

Haringey

1,877

1,694

1,463

1,457

1,616

Harrow

342

354

386

378

355

Havering

27

53

76

138

250

Hillingdon

243

290

90

41

190

Hounslow

300

196

231

275

446

Islington

1,912

1,583

1,399

1,635

2,045

Kensington and Chelsea

664

753

861

685

807

Kingston upon Thames

62

45

22

13

151

Lambeth

2,257

1,940

1,819

2,084

2,397

Lewisham

521

674

584

527

556

London City

157

148

135

128

185

Merton

0

0

0

42

52

Newham

2,715

2,622

2,239

2,085

2,914

Redbridge

695

310

239

202

181

Richmond upon Thames

111

30

49

2

2

Southwark

1,929

1,795

1,759

1,909

2,083

Sutton

69

55

27

8

95

Tower Hamlets

1,268

1,113

981

1,577

1,455

Waltham Forest

396

290

259

432

483

Wandsworth

1,638

1,550

1,315

1,264

1,340

Westminster

1,974

1,731

1,418

1,547

1,527

Total matters started

30,659

28,894

26,053

26,679

30,414


Table 2: Applications for civil representation in housing matters
Number of matters started
Greater London Borough 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06

Barking and Dagenham

114

91

90

110

135

Barnet

82

119

97

117

145

Bexley

9

16

25

29

28

Brent

254

206

209

163

211

Bromley

109

86

75

60

49

Camden

753

826

816

644

694

Croydon

120

154

172

155

171

Ealing

310

290

243

290

288

Enfield

98

88

90

97

71

Greenwich

156

159

126

114

108

Hackney

626

609

591

667

648

Hammersmith and Fulham

189

201

211

171

223

Haringey

488

475

460

383

332

Harrow

160

107

126

103

96

Havering

15

18

22

31

35

Hillingdon

78

81

77

69

94

Hounslow

177

193

129

132

182

Islington

811

842

674

675

638

Kensington and Chelsea

207

266

392

306

256

Kingston upon Thames

7

2

5

2

26

Lambeth

850

848

828

787

810

Lewisham

202

226

205

214

255

London City

48

49

53

86

73

Merton

4

3

4

16

Newham

633

644

591

595

468

Redbridge

168

3

69

73

104

Richmond upon Thames

34

9

36

24

1

Southwark

812

908

853

938

980

Sutton

19

16

10

2

3

Tower Hamlets

298

271

179

227

266

Waltham Forest

102

97

163

145

153

Wandsworth

425

392

355

424

398

Westminster

426

445

416

425

469

Total Applications

8,784

8,820

8,388

8,262

8,426


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