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Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 139007, tabled on 27 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135134 on legal aid scheme: immigration, in (a) how many areas and (b) which areas were one or fewer compliant tenders received in response to the Legal Aid Agency's recent tender process.

Answered on

8 May 2018

Immigration and Asylum regions, procurement areas and access points from 1 September 2018

Region

Procurement area

Number of access points

Access points

London and South East England

London and South East England

6

Buckinghamshire

Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth & Isle of Wight

London

Mid, South West and Coastal Kent

Oxfordshire & Berkshire

Surrey & Sussex

Midlands and East of England

Midlands and East of England

7

Bedfordshire & South Hertfordshire

Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire

City of Leicester

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Coventry

Greater Nottingham, Derby & South Derbyshire

South Staffordshire, Sandwell and Birmingham

North East, Yorkshire and the Humber

North East, Yorkshire and the Humber

4

County Durham East, Teesside, Tyne & Wear and Gateshead

South Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

City of Kingston upon Hull

North West England

North West England

3

East & West Lancashire

Greater Manchester

Merseyside

South West England

South West England

3

City of Bristol, Gloucestershire and North Somerset

City of Plymouth and Devon

Swindon

Cardiff

Wales

3

Bridgend, Cardiff and South East Wales

Neath Port Talbot and Swansea

North East Wales

The LAA received one or fewer compliant tenders in 6 Immigration and Asylum access points, as follows:

  • Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth & Isle of Wight
  • City of Kingston upon Hull
  • East & West Lancashire
  • Swindon
  • City of Plymouth and Devon
  • North East Wales