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Public Inquiries

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 1 May 2008, Official Report, columns 625-6W, on public inquiries, what the cost of (a) the Saville Inquiry, (b) each of the other ongoing public inquiries in Northern Ireland and (c) the Historic Enquiries Team investigations was in each of the last six months for which figures are available.

Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The costs for the last six months for which figures are available for each public inquiry under way in Northern Ireland are shown in the following tables.

The Robert Hamill inquiry
£
2007-08 Spend
October 237,869
November 339,931
December 260,159
January 330,257
February 362,068
March 1,175,066
Total 2,705,350
The Rosemary Nelson inquiry
£
2007-08 Spend
October 1,103,919
November 1,244,301
December 65,047
January 1,139,430
February 805,001
March 1,340,937
Total 5,698,636
The Billy Wright inquiry
£
2007-08 Spend
October -385,450
November 750,679
December 566,304
January 491,246
February 777,436
March 1,710,872
Total 3,911,088

These figures remain provisional until the 2007-08 financial year accounts are completed.

The Bloody Sunday inquiry
£
2007-08 Actuals cash
October 234,884
November 462,529
December 239,949
January 453,054
February 599,295
March 365,839
Total 2,355,549

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry figures are cash spend.

The Historical Enquiries Team
£
2007-08 PSNI HET Spend FSNI HET Spend OPONI HET Spend Total
October 489,000 28,669 63,000 580,669
November 476,000 102,932 69,000 647,932
December 388,000 13,912 74,000 475,912
January 686,000 22,000 56,000 764,000
February 919,000 32,066 62,000 1,013,066
March 228,000 30,588 66,000 324,588
Total 3,186,000 230,167 390,000 3,806,167

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