§ Mr. Stewart
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what estimate he has made of the non-wage costs of employing extra staff to implement part V of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Bill; 
(2) what estimate he has made of the average salary to be paid to the extra members of staff to be recruited if part V of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Bill becomes law. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
It is anticipated that the annual non-wage cost of employing directly employed solicitors will be £260,000. The estimated average salary of the additional staff is £17,500, representing six legally qualified and 14 non-qualified staff salaries.
Annual non-wage costs for power of investigation and registration measures are expected to amount to £43,000. It is anticipated that the average salary costs of the extra staff will be £26,500, for eight staff at various grades.