Baroness Burt of Solihull

Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Peer

@LorelyBurt

Legal Aid

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of eligibility for legal aid. Matters which have been voted on include means testing, if aid should be generally restricted to those residing in the UK, and which legal services should be funded by legal aid.

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Baroness Burt of Solihull almost always voted for restricting the scope of legal aid

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Major votes

  • On 9 Gor 2014: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio for a residence test as an eligibility criteria for civil legal aid; subject to exceptions for refugees and those who have sought asylum. Show vote
  • On 5 Rha 2012: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio to extend legal aid to certain welfare appeals and certain international child benefit recovery cases. Show vote
  • On 17 Ebr 2012: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio not to require the Lord Chancellor to ensure that, subject to resources, individuals have access to legal services that effectively meet their needs. Show vote
  • On 17 Ebr 2012: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio against making legal aid available in respect of social welfare decisions. Show vote
  • On 17 Ebr 2012: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio against making legal aid available to children in a wider range of cases. Show vote
  • On 2 Tach 2011: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio against making legal aid available to cover the entirety of assistance required where people are deemed to have complex, interconnected needs, some of which do not usually attract aid. Show vote
  • On 2 Tach 2011: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio to reform legal aid, including removing it from some types of cases, to reform sentencing, and remand and to introduce new offences relating to threatening with a weapon. Show vote
  • On 31 Hyd 2011: Baroness Burt of Solihull was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Schedule 1 — Legal Aid in Clinical Negligence Cases Show vote
  • On 29 Meh 2011: Baroness Burt of Solihull was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 22 Ion 2014: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio in favour of legal aid only being provided in cases assessed to have a greater than "borderline" chance of success. Show vote
  • On 5 Rha 2012: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio to approve proposed criteria for determining if legal aid is to be awarded in particular circumstances. Show vote
  • On 31 Hyd 2011: Baroness Burt of Solihull wedi pleidleisio against explicitly including threats plus financial and emotional abuse in the definition of domestic abuse used in relation to the award of civil legal aid to domestic abuse victims. Show vote

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