HC Deb 31 October 2001 vol 373 cc753-4W
Mr. Maples

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what has been the total cost to public funds to date of(a) legal aid and (b) Government legal costs in the extradition cases of (i) Ibrahim Hussein Abdul Hadi Eidarous, (ii) Khalid A. Fawwaz and Adil Muhammad, (iii) Abdul al-Majid Bari and (iv) Rachid Rausda. [10482]

Ms Rosie Winterton

In the case of(a) the legal aid costs recorded to date by the Legal Services Commission relating to criminal and civil proceedings connected with extradition have been:

  1. (i) Ibrahim Eiderous—£107,416
  2. (ii) Khalid Al Fawwaz—£157,077
  3. (iii) Abdel Muhammad Abdul Al Magid Abdelbary—£164,432
  4. (iv) Rachid Ramda—£20,456
Not all work has yet been billed and assessed.

In the case of (b) the costs of the cases for Messrs. Eidarous, Bari and Fawwaz have been a total of £16,500 in counsel fees and for Mr. Ramda £15,000 in counsel fees. Further bills are expected.