HC Deb 27 January 1997 vol 289 c52W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the cost to the Police Authority for Northern Ireland for each year since 1 January 1993, of(a) fair employment settlements, (b) tribunal costs, (c) legal fees and (d) police officers' time on (a) to (c). [11697]

Sir John Wheeler

The costs associated with fair employment cases arising from actions taken by civilian employees against the Police Authority for Northern Ireland, which have been settled or heard during the period 1 January 1993 to date, are set out in the table.

Settlement Legal costs
£ £
1993 3,000 1,880
1995 19,000 3,642
1996 22,639 1
1 Not yet quantified.

No costs in respect of tribunals or police officers' time were incurred.

Information in respect of actions taken by police officers against the Chief Constable is held in such a way that it has not been possible to disaggregate the fair employment cases from other cases. To do so accurately would be possible only at disproportionate cost.

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