HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 cc51-2W
Mr. Blunt

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department which Department is paying the salary of Lord Saville of Newdigate; what the total capitation cost for a Lord Justice of his seniority was in 2001; and how much has been paid to him during the time the Saville Inquiry has been sitting. [33075]

Mr. Wills

Lord Saville of Newdigate is a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, not a Lord Justice. The salaries of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary are paid from the Consolidated Fund and the payments are administered by HM Treasury. The current annual salary for a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary is £157,699.

In addition to his salary, Lord Saville has been paid expenses allowance of £50 per day for each day that he has been in Londonderry engaged in the Inquiry. To date Lord Saville has been paid £9,700 in respect of this daily allowance. This allowance is paid from a budget held by the Northern Ireland Office.