HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 cc204-5W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what costs have been incurred through action under the Northern Ireland (Location of Victims' Remains) Act 1999 to date; how many bodies have been recovered to date in(a) Northern Ireland, (b) in the Irish Republic and (c) elsewhere; and if he will provide a breakdown of these costs under the principal headings used in accounting for this expenditure. [110902]

Mr. Ingram

Following implementation of the Northern Ireland (Location of Victims' Remains) Act 1999, the cost to the UK for the operation of the independent Commission for the location of victims remains amounts to £3,104.13 to date.

The remains of three individuals have been recovered: Eamon Molloy in Dundalk on 28 May and Brian McKinney and John McClory on 29 June at Colgagh, County Monaghan.

  • A breakdown of costs is as follows:
  • Transport—£530.13
  • Fees—£2,338.00
  • Other—£236.00
  • Total—£3,104.13.