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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Profession 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, what the cost to the public purse was of external lawyers employed by (a) the Serious Fraud Office and (b) the Crown Prosecution Service in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 199706 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The amounts spent by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on external lawyers in each of the last four financial years is shown in the following table. Both organisations financial reporting systems are configured to provide information based on financial rather than calendar years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Expenditure on external lawyers</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>CPS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>SFO</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£139,219,000</p></td><td><p>£4,523,561</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£115,329,000</p></td><td><p>£4,822,253</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£118,908,000</p></td><td><p>£5,956,633</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£122,929,000</p></td><td><p>£19,077,467</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The SFO figures include the cost of external counsel, TSol and other legal fees, but do not include temporary agency staff. The SFO spend on counsel fees is published in its annual report. The increased figures for 2012-13 and 2013-14 reflect the revised treatment of VAT on some fees, repayment of some VAT which had been incorrectly recovered in earlier years, and costs relating to some very large cases and other litigation.</p><p>The SFO's requirement for additional expenditure in 2013-14 has already been set out to the House in documentation published around its Spring Supplementary Estimate, which has been scrutinised by the Justice Select Committee. The nature of the SFO's work means that it can occasionally incur significant additional legal expenses for its very largest and mostcomplex investigations and prosecutions, such as that into Libor.</p><p>The CPS figures are drawn from the CPS's core financial accounting system and they are consistent with the CPS's audited accounts. The great majority of fees for legal work paid by the CPS relates to the services of self-employed barristers and solicitors for crown court casework. The CPS also engages barristers and solicitors to undertake advocacy as agents in magistrates' courts sessions and, occasionally, to provide legal advice on discrete areas of specialist policy.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:44:30.6738619Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:44:30.6738619Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
60715
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Treasury Solicitor's Department 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 lawyers were employed in the Treasury Solicitor's Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 199707 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The figures below give the number of lawyers employed in the Treasury Solicitor's Department (TSol), as at 31<sup>st</sup> March each year and to date for 2014.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Full Time Equivalent</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> 31st May 2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>910</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> 31st March 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>572</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> 31st March 2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>565</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> 31st March 2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>464</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> 31st March 2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>451</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The figures given are for permanent staff.</p><p>Since 2010 TSol has been engaged on a process of transferring lawyers from other departments to TSol as part of the the Shared Legal Services Programme. Sharing legal services brings considerable benefits including greater flexibility and resiliance, more efficient deployment of legal resources, more opportunities for savings and improved knowledge sharing, which in turn supports consistency of legal advice across Government.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:29:21.9820236Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:29:21.9820236Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this