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De Menezes Inquest

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has concluded its discussions with the Home Office and local authorities on the funding of the Jean Charles de Menezes inquest; and if he will make a statement. (263758)

Many representations were received from the local authorities concerned and hon. members representing those boroughs.

I am pleased to tell the House that an agreed sum of just under £2.5 million will be provided exceptionally by the Home Office in full and final settlement of the excess costs that they have incurred.