§ Mr. Heppell
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list the representation he has received regarding the changes to the legal aid eligibility levels since they came into force.
Mr. John M. Taylor
From 1 April 1993 to 31 March 1994 the Lord Chancellor and I received 368 representations from hon. Members about the financial conditions for legal aid. In the same period we received over 300 letter from members of the public. Those figures include representations about individual cases. We continue to have exchanges with the Law Society, the Bar Council and other bodies about matter relating to legal aid.