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Treasury Solicitor (Costs Department)

Volume 990: debated on Thursday 7 August 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the estimated cost to public funds of the costs department of the office of the Treasury Solicitor is attributable to applications for costs in respect of claims which had been settled by Government Departments, with which the Treasury Solicitor's office had not been involved at the time of settlement.

[pursuant to his reply, 4 August 1980, c. 44]: It is estimated that the cost is of the order of £10,000 to £15,000.