§ Mrs. Iris Robinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost has been since April 1998 of the North/South Ministerial Council. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
The information requested in respect of the North/South Ministerial Council is set out in the table.
Period Total cost December 1999 to December 2000 1,027,000 January 2001 to December 2001 2,025,000 January 2002 to December 2002 1,525,790
The first meeting of the North/South Ministerial Council took place in December 1999. Financial information for the calendar year 2003 is not yet available.