§ Paul Holmes
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many litigations support certificates have been granted for litigations support funding since May 1999. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
Litigation support funding became available from April 2000 with the implementation of the Legal Services Commission's Funding Code. In the financial year 2000–01, two certificates were issued for litigation support funding. In the current financial year, to the end of February 2002, no certificates have been issued.