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Andy Slaughter (Shadow Minister (Justice); Hammersmith, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of (a) the salaries, (b) expenses and (c) any other costs of the judges in the Social Entitlement Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal in each of the last five years.

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Jonathan Djanogly (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice; Huntingdon, Conservative)

The Social Entitlement Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal is made up of three jurisdictions: Social Security and Child Support, Criminal Injuries Compensation and Asylum Support.

The following table shows the cost of (a) judicial salaries and fees, (b) expenses and (c) other judicial costs within each of these three jurisdictions in each of the last five financial years.

  2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
(a) Judicial Salaries and Fees          
Social Security and Child Support          
Salaries 9,121 9,264 9,512 9,927 10,776
Fees 15,439 15,576 16,413 22,145 29,091
Total 24,560 24,840 25,925 32,072 39,867
           
Criminal Injuries          
Salaries 21 158 36 111
Fees 1,148 1,037 1,149 1,145 1,395
Total 1,169 1,037 1,307 1,181 1,506
           
Asylum Support          
Salaries 759 708 728 748
Fees 110 123 252 424
Total 869 831 980 1,172
Overall total 25,729 26,746 28,063 34,233 42,545
           
(b) Expenses          
Social Security and Child Support 1,482 1,610 1,894 1,906 2,260
Criminal Injuries 210 264 228 251 307
Asylum Support 10 13 19 28
Total 1,692 1,884 2,135 2,176 2,595
           
(c) Other Judicial Costs          
Social Security and Child Support 328 371 406 315 441
Criminal Injuries
Asylum Support
Notes: 1. All figures are in £000 and are rounded. 2. Figures for Asylum Support for 2006-07 are not available. The Tribunal did not become part of the Tribunals Service until 2007-08. 3. 'Other Judicial Costs' is the expenditure on Judicial Publications (such as copies of legislation) in SSCS. These costs are not available for the individual smaller tribunal jurisdictions. Criminal Injuries, and Asylum Support, as they are collated together across a range of jurisdictions and cannot be easily disaggregated.

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