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Saville Inquiry

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

7. To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent estimate he has made of the final cost of the Saville inquiry. (248306)

I have taken urgent steps to ensure the remaining running costs are kept as low as possible. A package of measures has been agreed with the inquiry to reduce the projected cost by approximately £1 million—a 20 per cent. reduction for the remaining stages. The revised estimated final cost is now £190 million.