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Police Reserve

Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full-time reserve constables in the police service of Northern Ireland are on annual extension contracts; and what terms they will be offered under the downsizing arrangements for the full-time reserve. [210884]

Mr. Paul Murphy: At present, 100 full-time reserve constables in the police service of Northern Ireland are on annual extensions to their contracts.

All full-time reserve officers in service up to the point at which they leave under the downsizing arrangements will be eligible to avail of the terms of the FTR Severance Scheme, including the comprehensive re-training and support services on offer. The specific benefits available to all FTR officers, including those on annual extensions, are dependent on each officer's individual circumstances.

Road Signs (Fermanagh)

Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by the Department for Regional Development in County Fermanagh on replacing road signs that have been destroyed by graffiti or other defacing between September and December in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004. [210881]

Mr. Spellar: The Chief Executive of Roads Service (Dr. Malcolm McKibbin) has been asked to write to the hon. Member in response to this question.
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Letter from Dr. Malcolm McKibbin to Mr. Donaldson, dated 25 January 2005:


PeriodGraffiti removalReplacement
September to December 20031,150720
September to December 20041,850550

Saville Inquiry

Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what the total cost to the public purse of the Saville Inquiry into events in Londonderry in January 1972 has been, broken down by (a) legal fees, (b) accommodation, (c) transportation, (d) provision of IT equipment and (e) hiring of venues; [206059]

(2) when he will answer questions with reference numbers 206059 and 206060, on the Saville Inquiry, tabled on 15 December 2004. [210848]

Mr. Spellar: On the figures available at the end of December 2004 the total cost of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry was £154 million. Breaking this down into the categories requested gives the following figures:
£ million

(a) legal fees51.43029.381
(b) accommodation11.0370.488
(c) transportation3.091
(d) provision of IT equipment12.769
(e) hiring of halls8.02
(f) other(15)34.99(16)2.351

(15) For the NIO this figure includes salary costs of tribunal members (except Lord Saville) and inquiry staff, witness expenses, expert witnesses, office services and security, telecommunications and other miscellaneous office expenditure.
(16) For the MOD this figure includes inquiry related staff and support costs, a police investigation and other miscellaneous fees and expenses.

Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total legal costs have been of each participating legal team and person involved in the Saville Inquiry. [206060]

Mr. Spellar: The following table provides details of the payments made by the Northern Ireland Office to each of the legal firms involved in the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. These payments include VAT and other
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disbursements where appropriate and so do not necessarily represent the amounts received by individuals.
Payments Period covered
made (£)From:To:
Counsel for the inquiry
Christopher Clarke4,418,713February 1998January 2005
Jacob Grierson394,879July 1998December 2000(17)
Alan Roxburgh1,803,368May 1998October 2004
Cathryn McGahey1,360,555June 2000October 2004
Bilal Rawat1,251,947June 2000February 2004
Solicitors employed for the taking of witness statements
Eversheds12,609,388June 1998August 2003
Senior counsel representing the families
Lord Gifford718,830October 1998May 2004
Arthur Harvey1,226,257July 1998March 2004
Michael Lavery549,879November 2000May 2004
Barry J. McDonald735,440September 1998July 2002(18)
P. T. MacDonald65,800April 1998June 1999(19)
Michael Mansfield682,378March 1999February 2004
Eilish McDermott105,309March 2000June 2001
Seamus Treacy951,140March 1998March 2004(20)
Eoin McGonigal82,446October 2000June 2002
Kevin Finegan235,000July 1998May 2001
Senior counsel representing NICRA
Sir Louis Blom Cooper507,359December 2000March 2004
Junior counsel representing the families
John Coyle429,021September 1999February 2003
Fiona Doherty164,272October 2000October 2002
Ciaran Harvey597,580December 2000March 2004
Richard Harvey611,292October 2000June 2004
Brian Kennedy594,716July 1999June 2003
Philip Magee83,175June 1998October 2000(21)
Kieran Mallon801,759,March 1999June 2004
Brian McCartney832,707October 1998May 2004
Karen Quinlivan290,193March 1999May 2002
Patricia Smyth328,718October 1998June 2002
Michael Topolski139,940November 2000March 2004(22)
Mary McHugh384,111February 2002March 2004
Junior counsel representing NICRA
Paddy O'Hanlon230,151November 2000October 2002
Solicitors representing the families
Barr and Co.631,736February 1999June 2004
Brendan Kearney and Co.792,901July 1999September 2003
Desmond Doherty and Co.1,157,583November 1998May 2004
MacDermott and McGurk1,122,144November 1998May 2004
Madden and Finucane8,100,577January 1998May 2004
McCann and McCann630,018October 1998May 2004
McCartney and Casey1,145,883November 1998May 2004
Solicitor representing NICRA
Francis Kennan436,125May 2000June 2003
Legal representatives for other witnesses
Various solicitors and counsel12,539,645April 1998April 2003

(17) Left the case in December 2000.
(18) Left the case (as a junior) in September 2000 and rejoined the case (as a senior) in July 2001.
(19) Left the case in June 1999.
(20) Having started as a junior in March 1998, became a senior counsel in September 2000.
(21) Left the case in September 2000.
(22) Left the case in June 2001.

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My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence has advised me that the following payments have been made to counsel and solicitors in respect of work for the Bloody Sunday Inquiry by his Department.
Senior counsel representing HM armed forcesmade (£)
Edwin Glasgow QC3,947,632
Edmund Lawson QC938,748
David Lloyd Jones QC1,070,465
Gerard Elias QC1,776,319
Peter Clarke QC958,852
Sir Allan Green QC1,517,201
Rosamund Horwood-Smart QC660,445
Sir Sydney Kentridge QC52,875
Anna Worrall QC100,456
Senior counsel representing MOD
Ian Burnett QC228,007
Philip Havers QC7,138
Junior counsel representing HM armed forces
Alexander Milne408,662
Bridget Petherbridge136,798
Huw Davies369,374
Ian Leist965,146
Michael Hick253,895
Gaby Bonham-Carter277,392
Pamela Morrison131,378
Kristian Mills56,928
Nicholas Moss974,636
Sam Grodzinski1,877
Stephen Requena88,160
Alan May299,009
Andrew Hurst585,905
David Bradly1,269,715
Michael Bools925,446
Nicholas Griffin1,190,074
Thomas Quinton409,945
Junior counsel representing the MOD
William Hoskins8,620
Sacha Ackland2,775
Jonathan Hough4,488
Solicitors representing HM armed forces
Kingsley Napley1,930,774
Payne Hicks Beach3,016,781
Jacqueline Duff172,333
Treasury Solicitor2,711,326

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