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Departmental Expenditure Limit

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 25 November 2008, Official Report, columns 52-7WS, on the departmental expenditure limit (2008-09), how much the litigation costs in relation to the transfer of £4.3 million to Firebuy were; and what the litigation concerned. (252164)

The transfer of £4.3 million to the Firebuy line in the Department’s Winter Supplementary Estimates included provision of £2.4 million for defending litigation brought against Firebuy over the procurement of the Integrated Clothing Project.