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Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Saville Inquiry has spent on (a) advertising, (b) accommodation, (c) transport and (d) virtual reality technology. (257118)

I am advised by the Bloody Sunday Inquiry that, to the end of January 2009, the inquiry has spent:

(a) Approximately £19,000 on advertising;

(b) Approximately £26 million on accommodation (including hire of venues for inquiry hearings plus office and private accommodation);

(c) Approximately £5 million on transport; and

(d) Approximately £106,000 on virtual reality technology.

This covers only expenditure by the inquiry and not expenditure by the Ministry of Defence associated with the inquiry.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Saville Inquiry has spent on security. (257119)

I am advised by the Bloody Sunday Inquiry that the Inquiry has spent approximately £3.4 million on security to the end of January 2009.