HC Deb 30 March 2000 vol 347 c243W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone (Mr. Maginnis) of 29 February 2000,Official Report, column 200W, on Parliamentary Questions, what expense was incurred in answering questions from the hon. Member for Hull, North (a) concerning the circumstances surrounding and subsequent inquiries into the deaths of (i) Patrick Finucane, (ii) Rosemary Nelson and (iii) Robert Hamill and (b) concerning (1) the RUC's response to the Patten report and (2) the Police Federation's response to the Patten report. [113435]

Mr. Ingram

During the period 1 June 1999 to 31 January 2000, my hon. Friend tabled a total of 25 Parliamentary Questions on these issues. A rough calculation of the cost of answering these questions has been estimated at £8,500.