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Oversight Committee

Part of Financial Services Bill (Money) (No. 2) – in the House of Commons at 7:12 pm on 10th December 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice) 7:12 pm, 10th December 2012

My initial question on 29 February asked for the names of the 25 highest-paid lawyers and I was told the information would be available in due course. I asked again on 19 April and was told the information would be available later in the summer. Yesterday, the answer to my question was spread over the pages of The Sun and The Sunday Telegraph with the Justice Secretary’s inimitable spin put on it. This afternoon, I received a reply to my question from Lord McNally. Is it appropriate to wait nine months for a question to be answered, and for it to be leaked all over the Sunday press the day before that answer is received? Even by the standards of this Government that is poor. Will you give me some advice, Madam Deputy Speaker, on how I can avoid a repetition of that?