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International Military Services: Legal Costs

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 107698, tabled on 22 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2020 to Question 99688 on International Military Services: Legal Costs, what steps he and IMS take to ensure that IMS pays value for money legal fees; and when (a) his Department and (b) IMS last made a comparative assessment of the value for money of (i) IMS costs and (ii) the rates of its legal services provider.

Answered on

2 November 2020

The IMS Board of Directors and the Ministry of Defence keep all such costs under review with the aim of ensuring value for money.