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Northern Ireland Policing Board: Tribunals

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on fees paid to (a) the Crown Solicitor and (b) counsel for the Northern Ireland Policing Board in defending two applications to the Fair Employment Tribunal by Mr. Chris Ryder; and what estimate has been made of the additional costs likely to be incurred in referring this matter to the Court of Appeal. (125543)

I have been informed by the Northern Ireland Policing Board that to date the Crown Solicitor’s Office have not billed the Policing Board for any work undertaken in respect of these cases.

I have also been informed that the estimated cost of an appeal to the Court of Appeal is approximately £8,500. This includes Crown Solicitor’s costs and that of counsel.