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Departments: Legal Costs

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent by his Department on legal fees in each of the last five years. (139402)

The Department for Education and Skills spent £172,043 in 2002-03, £275,523 in 2003-04, £243,286 in 2004-05, £250,815 in 2005-06 and £192,594 in 2006-07 on external legal services (i.e. advice and some litigation services). The figures have been rounded to the nearest pound.