HC Deb 12 May 1980 vol 984 c339W
Mr. Alton

asked the Attorney-General how much civil legal aid has been granted to enable people to appeal against a decision of a magistrate to remand them in custody, pending their trial at the Crown court.

The Attorney-General

Criminal legal aid in the Crown court is available and is the normal channel adopted by applicants in the circumstances described. It is granted in a substantial number of cases. Though available in principle, civil legal aid in the High Court is seldom sought by applicants, and there is no separate record of the amount disbursed.