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European Court of Justice

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government spent on legal costs for cases at the European Court of Justice for 2008. (277094)

For the financial year 2008-09, in relation to cases before the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance, the Government spent £514,111.00 on counsel’s fees. This figure does not include a limited number of outstanding fees relating to work undertaken in 2008-09 for which the Government have not yet been invoiced.