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Justice written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Independent, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2010, Official Report, column 833W, on legal costs, in how many cases concerning remuneration of employees the final ruling was (a) in favour of and (b) against his Department in each month of the last three years.

Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

In the core Ministry of Justice (excluding NOMS) none of the cases whose legal costs or compensation values reported in my answer of 16 March were subject to a final ruling.

All cases were either withdrawn by the claimants or where applicable, settlement was agreed by the Ministry in advance of a ruling.

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is an Agency of the Ministry of Justice. It has not been possible to obtain information covering NOMS in answer to this question without incurring disproportionate cost.

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