§ Mrs. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the hourly rate for work carried out under the civil legal aid scheme; and what provision is there for uplift to be applied in the hourly rates of remuneration.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 25 February 1994]: The rates are governed by the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989. Current rates are set out in the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 1992, SI 1992/372, copies of which are in the Library. The regulations also make provision for the circumstances where an uplift may be granted and for the circumstances in which disputes as to the amount of fees allowable may be referred for taxation by the auditor.