HC Deb 25 February 2002 vol 380 c764W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what legal costs have been incurred by his Department in each of the last four years. [34292]

Dr. John Reid

The legal costs incurred by the Northern Ireland Office in each of the last four years are:

1998–99 6,300,016
1999–2000 6,646,533
2000–01 7,386,657
2001–02 5,652,899

These figures do not include any figures relating to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.