HL Deb 03 April 1996 vol 571 cc46-7WA
Lord Spens

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the costs to date and the estimated costs to completion of the Government's defence in the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Saunders v. United Kingdom No. 57633, including the costs of Counsel, Agent, Attorney-General's Office, Home Office, Serious Fraud Office and Professor Leigh.

The Lord Chancellor

The total to date of Counsel's fees including those of Professor Leigh, is £156,877 including VAT. It is not possible to estimate Counsel's future fees. No figures are available for the other costs incurred by government departments in the case.