Mr. James Callaghan
asked the Attorney-General if he will increase the subvention to the Adamsdown law centre to enable the staff to be paid at the same salary levels as those employed at the North Kensington law centre; and what are the reasons for the present difference in salary levels.
Average basic salary levels for grant aid purposes at North Kensington law centre are about £750 per annum greater than at Adamsdown. The difference is mainly attributable to a "weighting" element for London. Staff complements and salary levels at law centres assisted through the Lord Chancellor's Vote are matters to be determined by the individual management committees under whose control the centres operate. Additional subventions to one of the seven centres at present funded by the Lord Chancellor's Department could only be made at present at the expense of others, and every effort is made to ensure that a fair share of the total resources is made available to each.