§ Mr. Churchill
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what was the cost of legal aid for immigration cases in each of the last five years.
Mr. John M. Taylor
The only immigration cases for which civil legal aid is available are judicial review 757W proceedings. It is not possible to provide separate expenditure figures for judicial review proceedings involving immigration cases. Green form advice is, however, available for immigration and nationality matters and gross expenditure in each of the last five years on those matters was as follows:
£000's 1988–89 782 1989–90 1,682 1990–91 2,653 1991–92 5,018 1992–93 7,248