HL Deb 21 December 1982 vol 437 c1058WA
Lord Wilson of Langside

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What has been the cost to the Exchequer of criminal legal aid in Scotland in the years 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66 and 1981–82.

The Earl of Mansfield

Criminal legal aid was introduced in Scotland on 19th October 1964. Total payments for the relevant years were:

1964–65 £0.04m
1965–66 £0.24m
1981–82 £ll.65m