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 regards350W costs, these talks do not involve additional staff or facilities.