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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Legal Costs more like this
house id 1 more like this
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what the costs were of all external counsel in the case of R v Brewer and others. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 201163 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) can only provide costs in respect of prosecution counsel.</p><p> </p><p>The Case of R v Brewer and others concerns 15 defendants who were convicted after trial of an offence contrary to section 1(2)(b) Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 at Chelmsford Crown Court on 10 December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The case is ongoing and fees are only paid to counsel at the conclusion of the case. However, it is anticipated that the cost of counsel fees in this case, before the sentencing hearing, to be around £134,000. The case is a graduated fees case and therefore paid in accordance with that scheme. The figure is an estimate only and final fees will be subject to scrutiny in accordance with standard practices of the CPS.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this