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Legal Advice

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much has been spent by the Department on external legal advice in each of the last five years. (109102)

The figures requested are as follows:

Amount (£)

2001-02

421,626

2002–03

755,203

2003-04

2,293,588

2004-05

2,827,314

2005–06

2,363,470

These figures do not include in-house legal advice or advice from Treasury Solicitors or counsel’s fees in cases in which counsel are instructed by Treasury Solicitors on DCA’s behalf.