HC Deb 16 April 2002 vol 383 c842W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what legal costs have been incurred by his Department in each of the last four years. [48605]

Mr. Paul Murphy

The external costs of the former Welsh Office were £568,000 in 1998–99 and £55,000 in the first quarter of 1999–2000.

Since it came into existence in July 1999, the Wales Office has not separately distinguished legal costs.