Nitrous Oxide: EU Law:Written question - 1033

(Coventry South)

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Asked on: 26 June 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Nitrous Oxide: EU Law
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the court costs for the air quality compliance cases brought by ClientEarth; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Dr Thérèse Coffey
Answered on: 29 June 2017

Defra estimates that the legal fees incurred by the Government to defend the litigation brought by ClientEarth are around £310,000. The case is ongoing and so further costs are likely to be incurred.

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