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Legal Aid (Lawyers' Fees)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 4 May 1977

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asked the Attorney-General what was the average hourly sum paid, under legal aid arrangements, to solicitors and barristers, respectively, during 1974, 1975 and 1976.

I regret that this information is not available. Time is only one of the factors to be taken into consideration in determining such remuneration; and there are no readily available records which quantify the time element separately.