HC Deb 31 January 2001 vol 362 c225W
Mr. Sawford

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what funding has been provided for the Northamptonshire magistrates courts service for each year from 1990. [147704]

Jane Kennedy

The Lord Chancellor's Department provides separate grants for revenue and capital (buildings and IT) to local authorities for magistrates courts costs. Grant is paid at 80 per cent. of expenditure/costs of scheme or item, with the remaining 20 per cent. met by local authorities.

The total funding provided to Northamptonshire magistrates courts committee was:

Year £million
1992–93 3.74
1993–94 3.41
1994–95 3.72
1995–96 3.61
1996–97 3.66
1997–98 3.55
1998–99 3.75
1999–2000 4.03
2000–01 13.55
1 The 2000–01 figure is an estimate, as revenue grant costs will not be certain until the end of this financial year

The Lord Chancellor's Department became responsible for magistrates courts from 1 April 1992. Funding figures prior to this are unavailable.