HC Deb 13 May 1994 vol 243 c251W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Attorney-General, pursuant to his answer of 6 May,Official Report, columns 666–67, which client departments have received advice from the Treasury Solicitor's Department; and what has been the cost to each department of such advice.

The Attorney-General

The following charges have been invoiced as at 13 May 1994 to client departments by the Treasury Solicitor's Department for legal services provided in connection with the Scott inquiry:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office 49,702.83
Department of Trade and Industry 85,193.39

In addition, the Treasury Solicitor's Department has submitted invoices to the Ministry of Defence which I understand are under consideration by it.

The Treasury Solicitor in the normal course of his duties has given legal advice to the Cabinet Secretary for which no charge falls to be made.

Mr. Byers

To ask the Attorney-General how many employees have worked on a full or part-time basis with the Scott inquiry liaison unit set up within his Department; when the unit was established; and when its work will be completed.

The Attorney-General

There are no Scott inquiry liaison units in my Departments. Liaison is undertaken by staff in my Departments as part of their normal duties.