Departments: Legal Costs

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by his Department on legal fees in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment Relations & Postal Services)

The Department has spent the following on legal fees:

2004-2005 4,427,415
2005-2006 1,927,871
2006-2007 4,576,382

Due to a change in the accounting system, figures for 2002-03 and 2003-04 can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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