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Departmental Legal Opinion

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Conservative, Wimbledon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times his Department sought legal advice from external counsel in (a) 2007, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) the first six months of 2011.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

Central records of this information are not maintained, and an accurate answer to this question cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost. Officials who are involved in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's litigation cases and related matters are in constant contact with counsel.

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