HC Deb 15 September 2004 vol 424 cc1589-90W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many Community Legal Service franchises have been granted in Wales to firms undertaking(a) criminal work and (b) family work; and if he will make a statement. [188977]

Mr. Lammy

There are currently 212 solicitors' offices in Wales which hold either a full or temporary Specialist Quality Mark for Crime and a General Criminal Contract with the Legal Services Commission to provide legal advice and representation to people accused of or charged with a crime.

There are currently 286 solicitors' offices in Wales which hold contracts in the family category of law.