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Legal Opinion

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to his Department was of external legal services in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08. (251365)

The Treasury’s net spending on legal advice in 2007-08 was £1,331,000. For the earlier year, I refer to the answer given to the hon. Member by the former Financial Secretary (John Healey) on 18 June 2007, Official Report, column 1494W.