HC Deb 07 April 1952 vol 498 c184W
102. Mr. Janner

asked the Attorney-General how many applicants have been granted legal aid under the Legal Aid Scheme since its inception; and if he will give an assurance that sufficient facilities are available to the courts to enable them to deal expeditiously with the increased number of cases.

The Attorney-General

52,509 applicants had received Legal Aid between 2nd October, 1950, and 29th February, 1952, the last date for which statistics are available. The courts appear able to deal expeditiously with the work, but further facilities can and will be provided should it become necessary to do so.