§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement about the effect of the national emergency on industrial activity in East Flintshire, in particular on steel, textiles, aerospace and brickmaking.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
I understand that on 18th February about 1,400 workers were laid off in the area served by the Shotton group of employment exchanges, about 500 of them in the textile industry. I am not aware that the brickmaking, steel or aerospace industries in the area laid off employees last week.
COST OF LEGAL AID Year Legal Aid in Civil Proceedings Legal Aid for Civil Claims Legal Advice Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings £ £ £ £ 1966–67 … 3,682,028 6,764 121,096 2,719,351 1967–68 … 4,154,576 6,624 143,844 3,446,961 1968–69 … 5,014,594 6,407 155,155 4,266,819 1969–70 … 5,748,772 4,514 170,583 5,877,368 1970–71 … 6,249,432 5,753 274,014 8,065,593 NOTE: The amounts shown give the total cost in payments to solicitors and counsel and for disbursements. The administrative costs of legal aid in civil proceedings, legal aid for claims and legal advice and for taxation of costs of legal aid in criminal proceedings in the magistrates' courts are borne out of the Legal Aid Fund and cannot be separated to show the cost for the four services. The remaining administrative cost of criminal legal aid is included in the administrative costs of the courts concerned and cannot be extracted.