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Legal Opinion

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost was of external legal services provided to his Department in each of the last five years. (251351)

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) was created by machinery of government changes at the end of June 2007. Information on legal costs before that date is available from the predecessor departments of DIUS—the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

In 2007-08 the Department spent £344,000 on external legal services.