HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 cc349-50W
Mr. Wm Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many different members of his staff have been engaged in the talks with Sinn Fein in 1975 and in 1976; what were the grades of the persons so engaged; and what are the total costs of these talks estimated to be.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

As I have made clear to the House, for example, in answer to a Question from the hon. Member for Antrim, North on 18th March—[Vol. 907, c. 583]—I am not prepared to give details of these meetings. As regards costs, these talks do not involve additional staff or facilities.