HC Deb 23 April 2002 vol 384 cc205-6W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what have been the total salary costs of each of the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible in each of the last five years. [50293]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The answer covers the Legal Services Commission and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

Salary costs for staff working in the Legal Services Commission are set out as follows. The figures include overtime payments, but exclude social security and pension costs, and have been subject to audit.

  • 1997–98–£24,310,000
  • 1998–99–£25,563,000
  • 1999–2000– £25,240,000
  • 2000–01–£28,775,000
  • 2001–02–£32,859,000.

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) came into existence in April 2001. Salary costs for 2001–02 totalled £37,021,259.