Dear Ministry of Justice,
What is the max limit on a housing case in Legal Aid?
How much on average does it cost Legal Aid in each housing case?
How many cases is paid for and funded by Legal Aid in Housing cases in the last 5 years?
How many cases have been reported to Legal Aid in terms of Housing cases which were fraudulently claimed Legal Aid?
From the reported Legal Aid fraudulent Housing cases in how many times have Legal Aid taken action and how quick has action been taken?
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