HC Deb 18 January 2001 vol 361 c392W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what the costs of the recently completed research project into the Legal Services Commission's publicly-funded family mediation pilot project were; how many copies of the full research report were printed and what plans he has to publish more copies of the research; what the cost of the recently completed research project into the provision of divorce information was; when the divorce information research report will be published; and if he will make a statement. [144885]

Jane Kennedy

The cost of the research into the pilot contacts for the provision of publicly funded family mediation commissioned by the Legal Services Commission was £785,700. The LSC printed 100 copies of the full report and 500 copies of a summary of the report's findings for distribution at the time of publication on 20 December 2000. Further copies are in the process of being printed. In addition, the fully report and summary are available on the LSC's website.

The total cost of the information meeting pilots under Part II of the Family Law Act 1996 was £6,338,799, of which £2,183,996 related to the cost of evaluating the pilots. The final evaluation report was published on 16 January 2001, and I refer my hon. Friend to the written answer that I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Hammersmith and Fulham (Mr. Coleman) on that date, Official Report, column 219W.

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