Thursday, 26 February 2004

Ceisteanna (160)

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

159 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the cost to his Department or the State through his Department of providing free legal aid for organised crime; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6499/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

In 2003 the cost of legal aid was €37.35 million. Statistical details of the type or nature of crimes alleged against persons granted legal aid are not maintained.