HC Deb 10 November 1950 vol 480 cc101-2W
Mr. W. Wells

asked the Attorney-General how many applications for legal aid were made and granted respectively in October and how many of those applications made and granted, respectively, during that month were in respect of matrimonial causes in which a decree of dissolution was sought.

The Attorney-General

From the commencement of the scheme on 2nd October until the end of the month there were 9,060 applications for legal aid Only a proportion of these applications, most of which were received in the latter half of the month, could he considered by the certifying committees and the National Assistance Board by 31st October but 773 had, nevertheless, been granted by that date. With regard to the number of applications in respect of matrimonial causes, statistics so far only relate to 395 granted applications of which 140 relate to divorce proceedings.