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Mr. Marshall

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when the Green Paper on legal aid to the seemingly wealthy was published; when the consultation period ended; and when a decision will be announced. [2001]

Mr. Evans

The Lord Chancellor published his consultation paper on legal aid for the apparently wealthy on 20 December 1994. The consultation period ended on 1 March 1995 and a press release listing the Lord Chancellor's proposals was issued on 26 April 1995. A

CPS England Magistrates' Courts cases
Of which
Received Dealt with1 Completed in Magistrates Courts Discontinued Committed to Crown Court Other disposals2
Year ending September 1993 1,365,586 1,285,624 898,921 173,423 97,121 116,109
Year ending September 1994 1,354,692 1,245,974 868,062 148,440 98,563 130,909

report by the study group on the establishment of the special investigations unit will go before the Lord Chancellor in the near future. Proposed amendments to the regulations will be placed before Parliament early in 1996.