§ Mr. Sydney Irving
asked the Attorney-General what was the cost of legal aid granted under the Legal Aid and Advice Act, 1949, in each of the last three years and to how many persons this aid was granted in each year.
§ The Attorney-General
The following table shows the cost of legal aid for civil proceedings and the numbers of people who received it in each of the last three years. It is not practicable to apportion the expenditure incurred by the Law Society in its administration of the legal aid and advice service and the amounts shown include the relatively small expenditure attributable to the administration of the Legal Advice Scheme and incurred in dealing with payments to solicitors employed in criminal cases in the magistrates' courts.
— Cost Number of people who received legal aid for civil proceedings £ 1959–60 1,338,259 23,085 1960–61 1,702,630 38,295 1961–62 2,412,397 75,616