Oral Answers to Questions — Family Graduated Fees Scheme

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3 April 2001.

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Photo of Mr David Lock Mr David Lock Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department 12:00, 3 April 2001

The family graduated fees scheme and the rates to be paid have now been settled. The scheme will pay barristers set fees for different functions within a case, which will vary according to the category of family work. The fees can be increased to reflect complexity.

The regulations to bring the scheme into force were laid before Parliament on 20 March. The scheme will be implemented from 1 May.