HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 c466W
Sir J. Rodgers

asked the Attorney-General what is the cost of shorthand-writers in undefended divorce actions; how often the shorthand notes are transcribed; and how often they have been used in appeal.

The Solicitor-General

The cost is estimated at some £30,000 so far this year. I understand that transcripts are called for in about 2,000 cases a year, some for the purpose of appeals and others for use in custody and maintenance applications.