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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 519: debated on Thursday 25 November 2010

Ministerial Correction

Thursday 25 November 2010

Communities and Local Government

Departmental Legal Costs

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on legal advice in each year since 1997.

[Official Report, 15 July 2010, Vol. 513, c. 905-906W.]

Letter of correction from Mr Robert Neill:

Errors have been identified in the written answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Weaver Vale (Graham Evans) on 15 July 2010.

The errors are in lines one and six, and the total of the table:

Line 1: Communities and Local Government: £9,564,505. The figure should in fact be £4,894,583.

Line 6: Homes and Communities Agency: £11,913,217. The figure should in fact be £10,081,889.

Total: £25,690,648. The figure should in fact be £19,189,397.

The Housing and Communities Agency should read Homes and Communities Agency.

The full answer given was as follows: (7563)

The following table shows total spend on legal advice for the last financial year for (a) the Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental bodies. Details of expenditure in earlier years could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

2009-10

Total (£)

Communities and Local Government

9,564,505

Government Office Network

54,714

Planning Inspectorate

0

Fire Service College

41,659

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

0

Housing and Communities Agency

11,913,217

Ordnance Survey

765,889

FireBuy

693,685

Audit Commission

0

Lease

3,000

Valuation Tribunal Service

55,567

Tenant Service Authority

0

Community Development Fund

19,646

Housing Ombudsman

24,702

Standards Board

0

London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

1,197,041

Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation

996,364

West Northamptonshire Development Corporation

360,657

Total

25,690,648

The answer should have been:

The following table shows total spend on legal advice for the last financial year for (a) the Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental bodies. Details of expenditure in earlier years could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

2009-10

Total (£)

Communities and Local Government

4,894,583

Government Office Network

54,714

Planning Inspectorate

0

Fire Service College

41,659

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

0

Homes and Communities Agency

10,081,889

Ordnance Survey

765,889

FireBuy

693,685

Audit Commission

0

Lease

3,000

Valuation Tribunal Service

55,567

Tenant Service Authority

0

Community Development Fund

19,646

Housing Ombudsman

24,702

Standards Board

0

London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

1,197,041

Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation

996,364

West Northamptonshire Development Corporation

360,657

Total

19,189,397