HC Deb 09 February 2001 vol 362 cc774-5W
Mr. Singh

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what assessment has been made of the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the legal aid costs of the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998, based on the first three months. [149301]

Mr. Lock

No assessment has yet been made. It is too early to do so, but the initial indications are that the additional costs are less than the provision which has been made for them.