HC Deb 08 March 1994 vol 239 c97W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what is the latest projected spending in 1993–94 on(a) criminal legal aid, (b) civil legal aid and (c) the total legal aid budget.

Mr. John M. Taylor

It is estimated that the total net cost of legal aid this year will amount to £1,225 million. Of that, £527 million will be spent on criminal legal aid and £698 million on civil legal aid. Estimates for each category of legal aid are as follows:

£ million
Criminal legal aid
Criminal Magistrates 192
Criminal Higher 235
Duty Solicitors Schemes 79
Criminal Green Form 21
Civil legal aid
Civil legal aid 552
Green Form 126
Assistance By Way of Representation 20
Total legal aid 1,225

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