HC Deb 05 March 1979 vol 963 c407W
Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the current scales of fees payable to counsel in respect of legal aid work were established; and when he expects them to be reviewed.

Dr. Summerskill

Maximum fees payable to counsel for criminal legal aid work in the Court of Appeal and the Crown Court are prescribed in the schedule to the Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Fees and Expenses) Regulations

Total estimated expenditure 1978–79 Estimated expenditure on administration costs 1978–79
£ £
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board 14,763,000 1,673,000
Equal Opportunities Commission 1,918,000 1,697,000
Commission for Racial Equality 4,931,000 2,831,000
Police Complaints Board 450,000 450,000
Parole Board 151,000* 151,000*
Gaming Board for Great Britain 631,000 631,000
Horserace Betting Levy Board 14,500,000 420,000
Horserace Totalisator Board 9,300,000 732,000
* Includes salaries of Secretariat who are Home Office staff.