Legal Services Commission: Fees and Charges

Justice written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much money the Legal Services Commission has received by way of (a) recovered costs and (b) interest on statutory charges in each year since 1997.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The information requested is shown in the following table. Data for the years 1997-98 to 1999-2000 relate to the former Legal Aid Board, which was replaced by the Legal Services Commission in 2000. The reduction in recovered costs was due to the removal of money cases such as personal injury from scope in 2000 following the introduction of conditional fee arrangements in 1995.

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Financial year 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Recovered costs 37,850 36,550 27,190 23,440 23,220 13,450 18,440 5,590 5,950 4,570
Interest on Statutory charges 3,290 1,040 5,180 6,130 8,100 8,230 8,130 7,030 9,180 9,450

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