Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (160)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

160 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the total cost of free legal aid provided in criminal cases in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2648/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The cost of criminal legal aid between 1999 and 2003 is set out below.

€million

1999

22.45

2000

25.11

2001

25.19

2002

28.88

2003

37.35