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Consultative Group on the Past

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost to his Department was of the Report of the Consultative Group on the Past. (255285)

The total cost of the work of the Consultative Group on the Past is expected to be £1,251,055.

The group was established on 22 June 2007 and the group's report was launched on 28 January 2009. The total costs of the group's work can be broken down as follows:

Cost type

Amount (£)

Remuneration (on a per diem basis) for the eight Group Members

548,440

Remuneration (on a per diem basis) for the two International Advisers and one Legal Adviser

60,157

Salary costs of the Secretariat—five members of staff

256,882

All other non-staff costs including—office facilities, equipment, printing and launch of the report, cost of public meetings

385,576