105. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons waiting on civil legal aid by geographical area. [44431/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Deputy will be aware that the Legal Aid Board is independent in the exercise of its functions, in accordance with Section 3 (3) of the Civil Legal Aid Act 1994. As a result, I am not responsible or accountable to the Dáil for the manner in which the Board carries out its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I can inform her that the information sought is published monthly by the Legal Aid Board on its website. The data for October 2015 can be accessed via the following link.$FILE/October%202015.pdf