HC Deb 24 July 2002 vol 389 cc1305-6W
Lynne Jones

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much public money has been spent fighting the case of Goodwin and Iv. UK. [63971]

Mr. McCartney

I have been asked to reply.

The costs involved are spread across several Departments over a number of years and are available only at disproportionate cost. Counsels' fees are commercially confidential.