§ Mr. Keith Hill
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what percentage of(a) the population of and (b) households in England and Wales were eligible for (i) civil legal aid and (ii) legal advice and assistance under the green form scheme, in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Streeter
We have no reliable means of estimating the percentage of the population eligible for civil legal aid. The most recent estimates of the percentage of households eligible for civil legal aid in each of the five years up to 1996–97 are:
Financial year Percentage 1992–93 53 1993–94 48 1994–95 50 1995–96 50 1996–97 48
We do not collect information on eligibility for legal advice and assistance under the green form scheme.