§ The Attorney-General:
Figures are not available for the calendar years referred to. The number of civil aid certificates granted to enable mothers to bring affiliation proceedings in the last three financial years, and the present financial year to 30th November, and their costs, is listed below. Costs are estimated from the average amounts paid to solicitors in these cases in one month in each of the calendar years.
Financial Year Number of Cases Total Cost £ 1964–65 6,141 89,000 1965–66 7,343 113,000 1966–67 7,764 122,000 1967–30th November 5,937 94,000