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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Legal Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many court cases the Government has defended since 2010; and what the cost to the public purse was of each such case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 7101 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
star this property answer text <p>Each Department is responsible for defending actions brought against them and makes their own arrangements for doing so. There is no central record of all court cases brought against the Government and therefore it is not possible to identify either the total number of cases or the cost of them.</p><p>However, most central government bodies instruct the Government Legal Department to conduct their litigation. Since the 2010-11 financial year the Government Legal Department has been instructed by government bodies in almost 200,000 cases costing about £570 million (including VAT).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2017-09-18T11:35:43.927Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T11:35:43.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this