HC Deb 04 March 1994 vol 238 c889W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what was the total legal aid budget for 1993–94; how much of it was spent; and what unused funds have been used for.

Mr. John M. Taylor

I refer the hon. Member to the answers I gave the hon. Member for Brent, South (Mr. Boateng) on 20 January, at columns719–20, and the hon. Member for Wallsend (Mr. Byers) on 3 February, at column 809. In accordance with Government accounting rules, unused funds are surrendered to Her Majesty's Treasury at the end of the financial year.

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