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Legal Costs

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

(1) how much her Department has spent in total on external legal advice from Queen's Counsels (a) between 7 May 2010 and 4 September 2012 and (b) since 4 September 2012;

(2) what the 20 largest amounts paid for external legal advice by her Department was in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; to whom they were paid; and for what reasons the legal advice was sought;

(3) what the highest day rate paid for external legal advice by her Department has been since 7 May 2010.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The Department does not hold information on the breakdown of external legal advice, in a format that would allow this information to be provided, without incurring disproportionate costs.

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