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Departments: Legal Costs

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much was spent by the Commission on legal fees in each of the last five years. (139399)

Details of legal fees are readily available for the last four years only following a change in the accounting system in 2003. The amounts spent on external legal advice were:

£

2003-04

108,158

2004-05

108,921

2005-06

293,025

2006-07

134,515