Scott Edmunds

Dear Legal Aid Department,

Can I get yearly data on how many immigration cases are getting legal aid per year. Do you have information of how many non-refoulement claimants (Form 8 holders) are getting Legal Aid, and of these how many are getting this for immigration cases, and how many for other crimes.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Legal Aid Department

Dear Sir,

        We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 4.3.2017. The matters
raised therein are receiving attention.  
Yours faithfully,
(Miss Fiona Yang)
for Director of Legal Aid

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From:        Scott Edmunds <[FOI #146 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Legal Aid Department <[Legal Aid Department request email]>,
Date:        04/03/2017 13:42
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Immigration case data.

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Dear Legal Aid Department,

Can I get yearly data on how many immigration cases are getting legal aid
per year. Do you have information of how many non-refoulement claimants
(Form 8 holders) are getting Legal Aid, and of these how many are getting
this for immigration cases, and how many for other crimes.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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Legal Aid Department

Dear Sir,

We refer to your email of 4 March 2017 and our reply is as follows:-
The number of civil legal aid certificates granted relating to immigration
matters in the past 3 years are as follows:-

Year No. of civil legal aid certificates granted
relating to immigration matters
2014 57
2015 52
2016 35

The number of civil legal aid certificates granted to non-refoulement
claimants in the past 3 years are as follows:-

Year No. of civil legal aid certificates granted to non-refoulement
claimants
2014 227 (17)*
2015 304 (23)*
2016 63  (4)*

*Figures in ( ) represents the number of legal aid certificates granted to
non-refoulement claimants relating to immigration matters.

The Legal Aid Department does not maintain statistics on the number of
legal aid certificates granted to non-refoulement claimants for criminal
matters.

Yours faithfully,
(Miss Patricia LEUNG)
for Director of Legal Aid

From:        Scott Edmunds <[FOI #146 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Legal Aid Department <[Legal Aid Department request email]>,
Date:        04/03/2017 13:42
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Immigration case data.

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Dear Legal Aid Department,

Can I get yearly data on how many immigration cases are getting legal aid
per year. Do you have information of how many non-refoulement claimants
(Form 8 holders) are getting Legal Aid, and of these how many are getting
this for immigration cases, and how many for other crimes.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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