1395. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Justice the cost of free legal aid annually in relation to cases of possession of illegal drugs for personal use and in cases of petty crimes associated with drug use. [18607/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I am advised that the detailed breakdown of information requested by the Deputy is not available due to the manner in which information in relation to the grant of criminal legal aid is compiled by the Courts Service.