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S5W-06693: Ross Thomson (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it made, in advance of the Lord Advocate doing so, of the cost of the intervention in the case of R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

Answered by: Michael Russell 17 February 2017

The Scottish Government managed costs of the case as part of on-going financial management processes in the normal way for unexpected financial pressures. It was recognised that the costs had not been included in budgets for 2016-17 as the case could not have been anticipated. The eventual costs have therefore been managed from existing budgets. It was also recognised that the full cost of the case would not be established until after the conclusion of proceedings. Those costs have now been published (see the answer to question S5W-07107 on 17 February 2017).

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