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Legal Aid Scheme

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 114965, tabled on 21 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of human trafficking have received Legal Aid in each of the last three years.

Answered on

1 December 2017

The Legal Aid Agency cannot identify all applicants for legal aid that have been victims of trafficking, as such a status is only captured in certain cases, for example where an individual is bringing a compensation claim against their traffickers. Victims of trafficking can also access other forms of legal aid, although such cases will not be discernible from the LAA’s systems.

Financial Year

Trafficking/Modern Slavery Matters







The figures above are based on completed Legal Help/CLR and Civil Representation workload for the time periods requested.

Although our databases record matters related to victims of trafficking, in practice this will also include victims of modern slavery, which cannot be separately reported on.

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