HL Deb 20 November 2000 vol 619 cc64-5WA
Lord Williams of Elvel

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What payments in pursuance of their duties have been made to each of the two Inspectors appointed in 1992 to investigate the affairs of Mirror Group Newspapers plc, broken down for each year since then up to October 2000. [HL4591]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

A full analysis of payments made to the two inspectors in the case of Mirror Group Newspapers plc, Sir John Thomas and Raymond Turner, could only be produced at disproportionate cost. However, since taking up his judicial appointment in 1996, for which he receives a salary from the public purse, Sir John Thomas has not sought payment in respect of his work on the inspection.