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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Inquiry

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was of the Phillips Inquiry into bovine spongiform encephalopathy. (143708)

The Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Inquiry, chaired by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, cost approximately £30 million. This includes the cost of the inquiry itself, together with the costs of liaison units and legal support for witnesses from all the main Departments involved.