HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 cc168-70W
Mr. Clinton Davis

asked the Attorney-General what is the average time taken in the Taxation Department of the High Court of Justice in London in dealing with taxations of bills of costs and in finalising such bills.

The Attorney-General:

In the Supreme Court Taxing Office, the average time for a small bill is 14 days from lodgement to giving notice of taxation; for a large one normally about 28 days. A Certificate of Taxation can usually be issued in a small case within 14 days and, in a large one, within about four weeks. In the Family Division, the average period from lodgement until adjudication is five weeks where the bill is taxed by a taxing officer, and 10 weeks where it is taxed by a registrar. In both cases about three weeks elapse from adjudication to completion.