§ Mr. Mullin
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will provide estimates for the cost of(a) the trial of the six people charged with the Birmingham pub bombings, (b) their 1976 appeal, (c) their civil action against the west midlands and Lancashire police, (d) their 1987 appeal, (e) their 1991 appeal, (f) their prosecution of the police officers involved in the Birmingham Six case and (g) the 1977 prosecution of 14 prison officers from Winson Green in connection with injuries inflicted on the six defendants.
Mr. John M. Taylor
I regret that it has not proved possible to provide an answer before prorogation since the information requested is not readily available. I shall write to the hon. Member and place a copy in the Library.