Coroners: Legal Representation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the annual spend by state bodies for their own legal representation at article two inquests in each of the last five years.

Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the spend by (a) each Government department and (b) the Government on legal representation at inquests in each year since 2012.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice does not hold information about expenditure by other Government departments or state bodies on legal representation at inquests. Any expenditure by the Ministry of Justice on legal representation at inquests would not be separately recorded from other expenditure on legal costs.

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