HC Deb 12 June 1995 vol 261 c394W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to leading counsel in the prosecution of the Crownv. Abraham, Allen and Henderson; how much was paid to the costs of the entire prosecution team in the Crown v. Abraham, Allen and Henderson; and what additional costs were charged to the cost of the case by (a) Customs and Excise and (b) the Treasury solicitors. [27172]

Mr. Heathcoat Amory

Fees, including VAT, paid to leading and other counsel in relation to the prosecution were £156,980 and £109,859 respectively. Customs and Excise estimates that its solicitor's office costs for the prosecution were in the region of £40,000. Costs billed by the Treasury Solicitor amounted to £28,300.

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