Prorogation: Legal Costs

Attorney General written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Labour, Delyn

To ask the Attorney General, how much was spent by the UK Government in undertaking legal action in the (a) Cherry and others (Respondents) v Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland), (b) R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent) in the Supreme Court, (c) case number CO/3385/2019 in the High Court, (d) reclaiming motion by Joanna Cherry QC MP and others against the Advocate General in the Outer Court of Scotland and (e) (First) Joanna Cherry QC MP and others for judicial review in the Outer Court of Scotland cases.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

No estimate has been made of the total costs of the prorogation litigation, which only recently concluded. We expect to know the final figures in November.

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