Dáil Éireann - Volume 476 - 12 March, 1997
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Mr. Flood Mr. Flood
71. Mr. Flood asked the Minister for Equality and Law Reform the current waiting list and waiting time for service at each Family Law Centre throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7050/97]
Minister for Equality and Law Reform (Mr. Taylor) Mervyn Taylor
Minister for Equality and Law Reform (Mr. Taylor): Waiting lists and waiting times at each of the 30 full-time law centres as at 28 February 1997, for persons seeking the services of the Legal Aid Board, are set out in the following tabular statement. In six centres the waiting time was one month or less, in eight centres the time was between one and two months, in seven centres the time was between two and four months, in four centres the time was between four and six months, in two centres the time was between six and eight months, in two centres the time was  between eight and ten months, and in one of the new centres the time was in excess of ten months.
Waiting times are continually reviewed by the board, and where times, for whatever reason, become excessive the position is examined by the board with a view to taking remedial action.
Waiting Lists for 28 February 1997.
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