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Legal Advice

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent by the Department on external legal advice in each of the past five years. (109106)

The Department for Education and Skills spent £369,647 in 2001-02, £172,043 in 2002-03, £275,523 in 2003-04, £243,286 in 2004-05 and £250,815 in 2005-06 on external legal services (i.e. advice and some litigation services). The figures have been rounded to the nearest pound.