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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what applications for judicial review have been made against his Department (a) in the last Parliament and (b) since May 2010; whether each such application (i) succeeded, (ii) failed and (iii) remains pending; what legal costs were incurred by his Department for each such application; in each failed application whether he applied for costs against the applicant and whether they were (A) awarded and (B) paid; whether his Department (1) paid for and (2) offered to pay for the legal costs incurred by each such applicant; and what the total cost to the public purse was of payment of the legal costs for each such applicant.
All litigation cases against the Department are managed by the Treasury Solicitors Department under a service level agreement. The litigation cases include judicial reviews, statutory planning appeals (some of which are also judicial reviews), compulsory purchase order challenges, personal injury, employment and contractual cases.
(a) In the last Parliament under the previous Administration from
To disaggregate this information further, for just judicial review cases and to identify applications that succeeded, failed, remains pending, costs awarded and paid could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.