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.
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.
|(a) Judicial Salaries and Fees|
|Social Security and Child Support|
|Social Security and Child Support||1,482||1,610||1,894||1,906||2,260|
|(c) Other Judicial Costs|
|Social Security and Child Support||328||371||406||315||441|
|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.|