HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 c511W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Attorney-General what public funds, apart from local authority grants, were paid to law centres in the latest year for which figures are available; which law centres were in receipt of such funds; and for what purposes.

The Attorney-General

In 1977–78, the latest year for which complete figures are available, the following grants were made to law centres in England and Wales out of central government funds for the provision of legal services:

(i)Lord Chancellor's Department—

Adamsdown Community and Advice Centre, Cardiff 32,310
Cambridge House Legal Advice Centre 11,055
Newham Rights Centre 47,030
North Kensington Law Centre 59,555
Saltley Action Centre, Birmingham 16,950
Tower Hamlets Law Centre 57,600
Holloway Law Centre 500

(ii)Department of the Environment under the urban programme—

Brent Community Law Centre 35,856
Coventry Legal and Income Rights Service 26,239
Manchester Law Centre 47,921
Vauxhall Law Centre, Liverpool 15,684
Garratt Lane Law Centre 66,701
North Lewisham Law Centre 9,135
Benwell Community Law Project, Newcastle 32,240
Handsworth Law Centre, Birming ham 41,605
Small Heath Law Centre, Birming ham 36,339
Southwark Law Project 39,900
Harringay Law Centre 56,500

Mr. Brotherton

asked the Attorney-General how many law centres there are to date in England and Wales; and how this compares with 1 January.

The Attorney-General

There are al present 31 Law centres in England and Wales. Since 1 January this year a law centre in the London borough of Hillingdon has closed, while another in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has opened.