HC Deb 05 February 1996 vol 271 c75W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what have been the costs of the Mitchell decommissioning body; what public money the Government paid towards those costs; and what arrangements have been made with the Eire Government for sharing those costs and in what proportions. [12823]

Sir John Wheeler

The cost of providing office accommodation, equipment and furnishings in Belfast and Dublin for the international body on decommissioning is being met by the British and Irish Governments separately; all other costs are being met jointly and equally by the two Governments. It is not yet possible to give details of the costs; but as soon as they are available I shall write to the hon. and learned Gentleman.