§ Mr. Maginnis
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many questions on policing matters in Northern Ireland have been tabled by the hon. Member for Hull, North (Mr. McNamara) since 1 June; and what has been the cost of providing answers to those questions. 
§ Mr. Ingram
[holding answer 10 January 2000]: I apologise to the hon. Gentleman for the time taken to answer his question. During the period 1 June 1999 to 31 January 2000, my hon. Friend the Member for Hull, North (Mr. McNamara) has asked a total of 153 parliamentary questions on policing matters in Northern Ireland. It is estimated that the total cost of answering these questions was £52,020.