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Disabled: Social Security Benefits

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the written ministerial statement of 13 December 2007, Official Report, column 68WS, on disability benefits (European Court of Justice), what legal advice his Department sought ahead of the European Court of Justice's judgment; and at what cost. (247230)

In addition to legal consideration by internal legal advisers, Her Majesty's Government instructed external counsel to represent the United Kingdom in the proceedings before the European Court of Justice at a cost of approximately £19,000.