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Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the costs to date have been of the inquiries into (a) Bloody Sunday, (b) Robert Hamill death, (c) Rosemary Nelson’s death, (d) Pat Finucane’s death and (e) Billy Wright’s death. (187830)

The costs to the end of January 2008 for the inquiries are as follows:

Cost (£ million)

The Bloody Sunday inquiry


The Robert Hamill inquiry


The Rosemary Nelson inquiry


The Billy Wright inquiry


An inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane has not yet been established.

The Wright and Hamill inquiries are operating under the Inquiries Act 2005. The Nelson inquiry is operating under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998. The Bloody Sunday inquiry is operating under the Tribunals Act 1921.