HC Deb 17 October 1972 vol 843 cc59-60W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General whether he will now give the total legal costs involved so far as the Government are concerned in all matters leading up to and arising from the cases affecting the five imprisoned dockers and the container dispute, and the case affecting the Transport and General Workers' Union, up to and including the appeal to the House of Lords.

The Solicitor-General

The Government were not a party to nor concerned in any of the cases referred to by the hon. Member. Fees were, however, payable out of public funds to counsel instructed by the Official Solicitor in connection with the first two cases referred to and amounted to a total of £3,078. The Official Solicitor was not concerned in the case to which the Transport and General Workers' Union was a party, and there were no legal costs payable out of public funds.

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