Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what legal costs, arising from the Scott inquiry, have been incurred by the Department on behalf of current and past(a) civil servants and (b) advisers and secondees; 
(2) what legal costs, arising from the Scott inquiry, have been incurred, on behalf of Ministers and ex-Ministers, by his Department; and if he will name the individuals concerned. 
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
[holding answer 15 January 1996]: The value of accounts settled to date from public funds for the provision of external legal services, incurred by my Department on behalf of Ministers, ex-Ministers, civil servants, former civil servants, and other advisers and secondees in connection with the Scott inquiry is £60,440. The cost of any advice in connection with the Scott inquiry given by Government lawyers as part of their normal duties cannot be quantified. It is not the Government's policy to identify the individuals who have received legal advice, either directly or indirectly.