Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Legal Aid Service
Question 199: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the extent to which funding made available by his Department is adequate to meet legal aid requirements; the extent of the shortfall; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28790/10]
I can inform the Deputy that in common with the funding provisions for all areas of the Justice Vote Group, the allocations for legal aid will continue to be closely monitored during the course of the year. It is too early at this stage of the financial year to predict, with any degree of certainty, the final expenditure in relation to legal aid.