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Departments: Legal Costs

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent by the Cabinet Office on legal fees in each of the last five years.

Photo of Hilary Armstrong Hilary Armstrong Minister of State, Cabinet Office, Minister (Cabinet Office) and Minister (Social Exclusion) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Expenditure on legal fees in the Department from 2002-03 to 2005-06 can be found in the following table.

£000
2002-03 331
2003-04 62
2004-05 85
2005-06 1,740

The increase in costs in 2005-06 is due to expenditure incurred by the transformational government projects on legal costs.

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