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Legal Services Commission: Fees and Charges

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

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. (180507)

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.

£000

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