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Legal Profession

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value of the contracts awarded by his Department to (a) Christine Lee and Co. solicitors, (b) Ward Hadaway solicitors, (c) Dean and Dean solicitors and (d) Lawford Kidd solicitors were in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (201635)

Information prior to 2005-06 is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The Department for Work and Pensions has not awarded contracts to Christine Lee and Co. solicitors, Dean and Dean solicitors and Lawford Kidd solicitors in the last three years (2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08).

Contracted expenditure with Ward Hadaway solicitors in each of the last three years was £28,520 in 2005-06, £5,979 in 2006-07 and £1,293 in 2007-08.