HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc974-5W
Mrs. Roche

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 4 July,Official Report, column 184, if he will list the categories of information on legal costs for claims of wrongful dismissal by which his Department collates information. [34851]

Mr. Arbuthnot

As my predecessor said in his reply of 4 July,Official Report, column 184, my Department keeps no central record of cases of wrongful dismissal and the Treasury solicitor's department would require details of individual cases before it could provide information on legal costs incurred by my Department in such cases. This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. If, however, the hon. Lady has a particular category of wrongful dismissal or other type of claim on which she requires information, she should write to my noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, who will be happy to consider the matter further.