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Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the legal costs of the Saville Inquiry were in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available. (267713)

The legal costs in relation to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in each of the last 12 months for both the Inquiry and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for which figures are available are shown in the following table. These costs cover payments to lawyers working for the Inquiry and to lawyers representing interested parties and witnesses before the Inquiry (including those funded by the MOD).

£

Month

Bloody Sunday Inquiry

MOD legal costs

Total

2008

April

171,435.67

22,193.64

193,629.31

May

81,515.02

25,546.38

107,061.40

June

19,401.90

11,453.90

30,855.80

July

33,535.02

18,812.46

52,347.48

August

71,483.39

21,714.48

93,197.87

September

54,505.27

22,357.90

76,863.17

October

21,486.03

27,883.93

49,369.96

November

154,901.26

27,710.26

182,611.52

December

19,863.63

19,554.37

39,418.00

2009

January

69,152.44

0.0

69,152.44

February

346,444.93

0.0

346,444.93

March1

Total

1,043,724.56

197,227.32

1,240,951.88

1 Final figure not yet available.