Department for International Trade: Legal Costs

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 27th July 2022.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much their Department and its associated agencies spent on legal disputes in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is unable to provide spend on legal disputes, as this is not recorded separately to other forms of legal spend incurred by the Department.

Legal and other professional services costs incurred by the Department are included within note 4 of DIT’s Annual Report and Accounts found here for financial year 2021/22, and here for financial year 2020/21.

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