Government Departments: Legal Payments

House of Lords written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments were made by HM Revenue and Customs to (1) Clifford Chance, (2) Freshfields, (3) Slaughter and May, (4) Allen and Overy, and (5) Linklaters, in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, and (d) 2011-12; and to what those payments related.

Photo of Lord Sassoon Lord Sassoon The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

During the periods requested HMRC has made payments to Slaughter and May as detailed below. Our systems do not show payments to any of the other businesses listed.

Service Provider Spend per financial year (£)
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Slaughter and May 0.00 2053.11 1722.00 0.00

The payments were for legal services relating to the copying of court documents.

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