HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c999W
Mr. Blunt

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what costs have been incurred by his Department to date in connection with the Saville inquiry; and what his estimate is of the final cost to his Department. [29589]

Peter Hain

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has incurred no direct costs in connection with the Bloody Sunday inquiry.

A few staff spend a small amount of time dealing with issues relating to the inquiry, but they absorb this task into their normal duties, so staff time costs are not separately calculated.