HC Deb 19 September 2002 vol 390 c221W
Mr. Gregory Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the annual cost of the Parades Commission in Northern Ireland since its inception; and how much in allowances has been paid to those currently on the Commission. [69938]

Jane Kennedy

The annual cost of the Parades Commission since it's inception in March 1997 was:

1997–98 £613,564*
1998–99 £1,066,220
1999–2000 £1,023,559
2000–01 £1,105,677
2001–02 £1,119,807
Total: £4,928,827

In relation to allowances, those on the Commission are entitled to mileage and subsistence allowances. It is not possible to identify these allowances from the total cost of travel.