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Oversight Commissioner

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days the Oversight Commissioner for Policy in Northern Ireland has spent in Northern Ireland in each year since his appointment; and what the total amount paid to him has been to date. [113871]

I assume the hon. Gentleman is referring to the Oversight Commissioner for Policing.Since his appointment, in May 2000, to the post of the Oversight Commissioner, Mr. Constantine has spent 99 days in Northern Ireland.

following tables. Tables 1 details headcount figures and Table 2 details whole-time equivalent figures.

The breakdown of these days is as follows:

  • 2000: 27 days
  • 2001: 35 days
  • 2002: 28 days
  • 2003: 9 days (to 7 May)

In addition, he has been engaged in Commission duties in the US, for example in the preparation of his reports. The total number of days, including days spent in Northern Ireland, is 309.

The Oversight Commissioner's total remuneration to date is £191,981.13.