§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Attorney-General to what extent the Law Officers' Department and the Lord Chancellor's Department make use of the National Giro service; and what was the value of payments made and of receipts collected in this way in the last financial year.
§ The Solicitor-General
The Lord Chancellor's Department uses the National562W Giro service at the Supreme Court, at some county courts, and at pensions appeal tribunals. £263,000 was paid out and £766,000 received by this method in the last financial year.
The Law Officers' Department has no separate responsibility for any service involving the payment of money to or by members of the public.