§ Lord Rogan
asked Her Majesty's Government: By how much the cost of legal aid has increased in England and Wales over the past nine years. [HL4696]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Lord Filkin):
The cost of legal aid in England and Wales for the financial year 1993–94 was £1,210 million; the cost of legal aid for the financial year 2002–03 was £1,908 million. This represents an increase of 58 per cent over the period. In real terms (i.e. allowing for inflation) the cost rose by 27 per cent over the period.