Department for Work and Pensions: Legal Costs

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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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 Work and Pensions, what the highest hourly rate was that (a) her Department and (b) each of her Department's arms-length bodies paid for legal advice in 2018.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not in the public domain due to it being commercially sensitive and should not be disclosed. If disclosed it would be likely to impact the commercial interests of the Department and arms-length bodies, and the ability to obtain goods and services on the best possible commercial terms.

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