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Sinn Fein

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been paid in salaries and expenses to Sinn Fein MLAs since the suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly. (13942)

The following table presents the amounts paid by the Northern Ireland Assembly to Sinn Fein MLAs as a result of their entitlements, under various pieces of assembly legislation, during the period 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2006.

Salaries

OCA

T and S

Resettlement and winding up

Other

Total (£)

2002-03

742,068

863,773

161,441

4,680

1,771,962

2003-04

519,797

922,712

142,918

219,153

8,778

1,813,358

2004-05

750,961

1,143,544

121,106

41,388

14,566

2,071,565

2005-061

764,000

1,130,000

174,000

14,000

2,082,000

1 The information provided represents only the most recent figures available for this period.

I am sorry for the delay in replying which was caused by an administrative error. Steps have been taken to prevent such a recurrence.