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Departmental Legal Costs

Justice written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department paid in (a) damages, (b) claimant costs and (c) defendant costs in respect of all civil claims brought against his Department in which the claimant was successful or the Department settled in each of the last three years.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The information requested is not held centrally or recorded in a manner that is easily retrievable to provide a full factual reply to this question. It could be obtained only by manually sifting through files and invoices for the last three years at a disproportionate cost.

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