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David Duckenfield

Home Office written question – answered on 14th January 2020.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated cost to the police service in England is of each of the three trials of David Duckenfield on charges of manslaughter arising from the Hillsborough tragedy and the work preparatory to those trials.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The overall cost of Operation Resolve, the police-led investigation into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, is estimated at £61.5 million since it was established in 2012.

Since charges were first brought in June 2017, the cost of Operation Resolve has been £15.2 million (including £3 million of estimated costs in 2019/20). The Home Office does not hold disaggregated data for the cost of each of the trials themselves, nor does it hold data pertaining to the costs of proceedings prior to Operation Resolve, as these were not sponsored by the Home Office.

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