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Police: Devolution

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his most recent estimate is of the cost under each budget heading of implementing his Department’s proposals for devolution of policing and justice powers in Northern Ireland. (300911)

The Northern Ireland Office established a Devolution Programme team in April 2007 which up to the end of October 2009 has cost £633,961. Other staff across the Department have also been involved in implementing proposals for the devolution of policing and justice but quantifying these costs could not be done within the disproportionate cost limit.