Written Answer by Minister for Law, K Shanmugam, to Parliamentary Question on Applications for Legal Aid
29 Feb 2016 Posted in Parliamentary speeches and responses
Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Non-Constituency Member of Parliament)
To ask the Minister for Law (a) what is the number of persons who applied to the Legal Aid Bureau for legal aid in each year from 2010 to 2015; and (b) what is the number of successful applicants in each of those years.
- The Legal Aid Bureau monitors the number of applications it receives and the number of cases which qualify for legal aid on a Financial Year (FY) basis, i.e. from April to March the following year. The data for FY 2010 to FY 2014 are set out in the following table:
|No of Applications for Legal Aid||9,755||9,775||10,031||10,072||9,485|
|Number of Cases who qualified for Legal Aid||8,920||8,948||9,035||9,167||8,504|
Last updated on 29 Feb 2016