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Legal Opinion

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost was of external legal services provided to his Department in each of the last five years. (251348)

On the basis of available records, the total cost to the Department of external legal advice in each of the last five years is shown in the following table:

Cost to Department of Culture, Media and Sport of external legal advice

Financial year

£

2003-04

490,242.08

2004-05

791,050.23

2005-06

456,480.95

2006-07

251,011.67

2007-08

428,524.32