HC Deb 06 May 1994 vol 242 cc662-3W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Attorney-General what have been the costs to his Departments of(a) providing legal advice to witnesses appearing before the Scott inquiry, (b) drawing up evidence to be submitted to the Scott inquiry, (c) officials and legal advisers attending the Scott inquiry and (d) other related costs.

The Attorney-General

The following costs have been identified:

(a) and (b) 18,700
(c) 143
(d) 1,240
1 It has proved impractical to allocate costs to (a) and (b) separately.

The amounts in (a), (b) and (c) do not include the costs of staff in the Treasury Solicitor's Department which have been charged to client departments or the costs of staff who have provided legal advice within my departments in the normal course of their duties.