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Recorders

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 115649, tabled on 16 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his department has spent on Recorder sitting days in each of the last 10 years.

Answered on

19 November 2020

Spend on Recorders is available for the last 5 years, financial year 2015/16 onwards. Historical costs on Recorders prior to this cannot be separately identified in our current reporting system.

Recorder Salary Costs

£

2015-16

19,050,272

2016-17

19,047,793

2017-18

19,046,187

2018-19

14,918,592

2019-20

9,579,481

Total

81,642,324

*The identifiable costs for Recorders are basic salary. Any associated pension and employer national insurance contributions are reported in totality and Recorder costs cannot be separately identified in our current reporting system.

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