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Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Saville Inquiry has spent on IT consultants since its inception. (325508)

I am advised by the Bloody Sunday Inquiry that it has spent approximately £2.2 million on information technology consultants to the end of February 2010.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the budget is of the press office for the Saville Inquiry in the (a) current and (b) next financial year. (325509)

I am advised by the Bloody Sunday Inquiry that the Inquiry does not currently employ a press officer and there is no dedicated budget for press office facilities. Since November 2004, all press inquiries have been handled by the Secretary and Deputy Secretary to the Inquiry. An average total on-call allowance of £400 per month is paid to cover out-of-hours press inquiries.