Mr. John M. Taylor
The cost of franchising to the Legal Aid Board in the years prior to 1993–94 is not available. At that time, the cost was relatively small and consisted largely of the time of senior officials at the board developing the policy behind franchising. In 1993–94 the board began to recruit and train staff for the implementation of franchising. The cost of franchising to the board in 1993–94 was £3.4 million. For 1994–95 expenditure of £3.9 million has been budgeted.