HC Deb 15 March 1995 vol 256 c566W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, if he will list the amounts borrowed(a) directly and (b) via group companies by the Church Commissioners and the total interest paid for each of the last 10 years.

Mr. Alison

This information is set out in the following table. Since 1990, considerable progress has been made in reducing borrowings.

Year Appeals received Appeals granted
1991–92 22,073 8,804
1992–93 28,053 14,118
1993–94 42,089 21,991

Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what was the estimated cost to the legal aid fund of the defence of Mr. Craig Charles, and what statement of income and capital he produced for the Legal Aid Board.

Mr. John M. Taylor

I consider it inappropriate to speculate as to the final cost to the legal aid fund of the proceedings involving Mr. Craig Charles. Details of the financial means of applicants for legal aid are confidential.