§ Rev. Martin Smyth
asked the Attorney-General what was the cost to public funds of the case of Clifford v. Eastern health and social services board, otherwise Clifford v. Nicholl heard at court in Belfast on 22 April before His Honour Judge Andrew Donaldson, QC.
§ The Attorney-General
The estimated cost (which is not precise) with regard to areas of expenditure for which 491W the Lord Chancellor is responsible is approximately £160. This does not include legal aid, which has not yet been assessed.
I understand that the cost to the Eastern Health and Social Services Board was £262.