Legal Opinion

Health written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Charlotte Leslie Charlotte Leslie Conservative, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which legal firms his Department instructed in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and what the cost to the public purse was of those instructions.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The following table shows expenditure that the Department made in 2008-09 and 2009-10 to external organisations that have provided legal services to the Department.

Supplier name 2008-09 2009-10
Dac Beachcroft LLP 2,276 274
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 12,304
Macfarlane Special Payments Trust 32,735
Mills and Reeve LLP 22,211
Skipton Fund Ltd 2,462
The Eileen Trust 7,405
The Macfarlane Trust 37,280
Total 14,580 102,367

The expenditure in 2009-10 to the organisations MacFarlane Special Payments Trust, Skipton Fund Ltd, the Eileen Trust and the MacFarlane Trust were for services provided by Wilson Solicitors.

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