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|N umber of new matters started within for legal help in civil categories of law by location of the service provider within LSC regions|
|Financial year||West Midlands||South East||South Western||Eastern||Wales||Yorkshire and Humberside|
|Financial year||Merseyside||London||North Western||North East||East Midlands|
|N umber of certificates issued in civil matters which may proceed to representation based on the location of the legal service provider within LSC regions|
|Financial year||West Midlands||South East||South West||Eastern||Wales||Yorkshire and Humberside|
|Financial year||Merseyside||London||North West||North East||East Midlands|
|N umber of people helped through the CIS Direct Helpline since it started based on when the cases closed. The cases recorded under CIS Direct are by location of the client within LSC regions|
|West Midlands||South Eastern||South Western||Eastern||Wales||Yorkshire and Humberside|
|Merseyside||London||North West||North East||East Midlands||Unknown region( 1)|
|(1 )These figures are for cases not forming part of the five main categories of work dealt with by CIS Direct. A regional breakdown for these categories is mot available.|
Vera Baird: The unified contract for civil work was issued to 200 solicitors offices in Wales. 196 contracts have been returned signed. 29 contracts were issued to not-for-profit organisations in Wales and all have been returned signed.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the Government's policy is on the provision of funding to cover the start-up costs of regulatory bodies overseeing the legal professions. 
The Ministry of Justice will be making a contribution of £2.4 million towards the implementation costs, the legal profession should fund the start up costs associated with establishing the proposed Legal Services Board and the Office for Legal Complaints. Legal service providers enjoy exclusive access in the provision of reserved legal services, which often leads to the commission of ancillary legal
services. In addition the professions stand to benefit from the increased consumer confidence that these reforms will generate. It is, therefore, totally appropriate that they should meet both the implementation and running costs associated with legal services reform.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many magistrates are employed in courts in Wales; how many of those are expected to leave the magistracy in 2007-08; and how many magistrates her Department expects to recruit to courts in Wales in 2007-08. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) what steps have been taken by the Government to check whether pursuant to section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 the Assessor for Compensation for Miscarriages of Justice has notified the Information Commissioner of the processing of personal data of applicants for compensation; 
(2) what resources have been (a) sought by and (b) paid to the Assessor for compensation for miscarriages of justice in relation to his obligations to notify the Information Commissioner of the processing of personal data of applicants for compensation; 
(3) what assessment of Lord Brennans knowledge of the content and principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and his compliance with his obligations under that Act was made as part of the re-appointment procedure conducted in 2006. 
Lord Brennan, the independent Assessor of compensation for miscarriages of justice, acts on behalf of the Secretary of State in making assessments of compensation. The Ministry of Justices notification to the Information Commissioner covers personal data processed by him and staff of the Office of Criminal Justice Reform. No resources have, therefore, been sought by or paid to Lord Brennan in this context. His knowledge of the Data Protection Act
1998 was not a criterion used in the consideration of his re-appointment It is a matter of fact, however, that in his private practice Lord Brennan is registered with the Information Commissioner as a data controller.
Mr. Alan Williams: To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the range is of the nightly cost of police cells used by her Department and the Prison Service; and which such cells are the most expensive. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The estimated average cost of holding a prisoner in a police cell is £385 per night. Actual cost depends on the size of the units made available, the length of time they are required and any additional costs incurred. Police forces invoice NOMS for the use of police cells in arrears. Not all invoices have yet been received and so the full range of costs is not yet known.
Mr. Sutcliffe: There is no one recommended ratio. Staff to prisoner ratios are determined by a range of factors including type and geography of the establishment; type and mix of prisoners and security and control issues.
Mr. Sutcliffe: Under the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme, the normal pension age is 60, but for prison officers with reserved rights under the 1987 Fresh Start Agreement, the pension age is 55.
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