HL Deb 02 July 2002 vol 637 c32WA
Lord Beaumont of Whitley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What were the daily and half daily rates for independent prosecutors in the magistrates' courts in London for the five years prior to 1993. [HL4802]

The Attorney-General (Lord Goldsmith)

The rates paid to independent barrister agents appearing in magistrates' courts in London to undertake sessional work for the CPS are in line with a central agreement with the Bar Council that is applied nationally.

The rates in force for the five years prior to 1993 were:

Year Half-day Full-day Supplement for a heavy list*
1988–89 £85 £125 £25
1989–90 £95 £150 £25
1990–91 £102 £161 £25
1991–92 £109 £172 £25
1992–93 £112 £175 £25
* 25 or more cases or 40 or more defendants.

The rates paid to solicitor agents are agreed locally and can vary both across and within CPS areas. There are no data available confirming the rates paid to solicitor agents across London prior to 1993.