Written answers

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Department of Justice and Equality

Legal Aid

Matt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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806. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the issues arising as a result of a change of systems within legal aid; if her attention has been drawn to files being lost; if so, the number of cases involved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18830/20]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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The Legal Aid Board provides legal advice and aid under the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 and the Civil Legal Aid Regulations 1996-2017.  The Board delivers these services through directly employed solicitors in its network of law centres around the country and private solicitors from its private practitioner panels.

My officials have requested information from the Legal Aid Board to be of assistance to the Deputy and I will revert with a reply to the Deputy as soon as it is received.

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