Valerie questions the Attorney General

On Tuesday 9 July 2013 Valerie raised the issue of transaction cost between Governmental Departments in Attorney General Questions intervening on a question on the benefits expected by the merger of departmental legal advisers into the Treasury Solicitor’s Department.

From the Official Report:

Valerie Vaz:

Will the Solicitor-General assure the House that public money will not be wasted in transaction costs between Departments and that we will not end up with more finance officers chasing invoices than lawyers doing the work?

The Solicitor-General:

It is true that clients in the Departments are billed by TSOL, but this is a lean process and fees are being kept down at a reasonable level.