Tulip Siddiq – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Attorney General

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tulip Siddiq on 2016-02-22.

To ask the Attorney General, how many full-time equivalent staff his Department provided to assist with (a) Home Office immigration and asylum cases and (b) other Home Office legal cases in reach year since 2009-10; and how much was spent by his Department on such cases in each of those years.

Robert Buckland

The Government Legal Department (GLD) conducts litigation for most government departments. GLD charges its government department clients for the litigation services it provides on an hourly fee basis. The remaining Law Officers’ Departments do not have any notable involvement in Home Office litigation.

It is not possible to identify how many full time equivalent GLD staff were working on Home Office cases each year because this will inevitably change during the year and staff will also work on cases for other client departments.

Any spending incurred by GLD is recovered by charges received from the Home Office for litigation services provided.