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Departmental Legal Costs

Treasury written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 Justine Greening Justine Greening The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The Department has not incurred any costs for damages in the last three years. Details of payments made in relation to claimant costs and defendant costs for civil claims brought against the Department during the past three years are set out in the following table.

  Financial year
Nature of payment 2010-11 2009-10 2008- 0 9
Claimant costs 270,000.00
Defendant costs 171,361.72 447,874.28 208,898.87
Total sum paid out 171,361.72 717,874.28 208,898.87

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