Legal Action (Associated Newspapers)

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 29th October 2001.

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Photo of David Heathcoat-Amory David Heathcoat-Amory Conservative, Wells

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the cost met from public funds of the legal action taken by the previous Secretary of State, the right hon. Member for Tyneside, North (Mr. Byers) against Associated Newspapers.

Photo of Patricia Hewitt Patricia Hewitt Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry

No final bill for legal costs has yet been presented by the solicitors acting for my right hon. Friend Mr. Byers.

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