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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer by his colleague of 12 January 2006, Official Report, column 791W, on hospitality costs, how hospitality was paid for by (a) the Secretary of State and Direct Rule Ministers, (b) Ministers in the Northern Ireland Assembly, (c) the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, (d) the Chief Constable and (e) district commanders in each of the last 10 years; what limit was placed upon the amount of alcohol allowable under the hospitality budget; and what accounting procedures were in place to monitor the amount spent on hospitality in each case. 
Mr. Woodward: Hospitality costs for (a) the Secretary of State and Direct Rule Ministers are paid from the NIO's budget, (b) Ministers in the Northern Ireland Assembly are paid for directly by the relevant NI Department of each Minister, (c) the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly are paid for from the budget of the NI Assembly, (d) the Chief Constable are paid for from the PSNI budget and (e) district commanders are also paid for from the PSNI budget.
For the Northern Ireland Office and the NI Assembly, there is no fixed figure for the amount of alcohol which can be paid from a hospitality budget. The director, or head of division, is responsible for ensuring that the Department's policy on controlling and accounting for hospitality is adhered to at all times.
For the PSNI and the Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP), specific guidance is available on the provision of hospitality, including limits for expenditure on alcohol. In general, such expenditure should be modest and, in the case of a sit down meal for example, should not exceed one third of the total cost of food. DFP are currently reviewing their departmental guidance.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what role the Police Service Northern Ireland's underwater search unit has played in relation to the investigation into the case of Martin Kelly. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 303W, on ministerial car
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fleet, how police drivers are paid for; and which agency or Department provided drivers for each devolved minister in the Northern Ireland Executive. 
Mr. Woodward: Police drivers and their associated costs are initially paid from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's (PSNI) own budget, and these costs then are recouped from the NIO on a quarterly basis.
Under devolution the Department of Finance and Personnel (car pool) provided and paid for drivers for all devolved Ministers for the Northern Ireland Executive apart from those who were covered by the PSNI close protection unit (CPU) and those Ministers from Sinn Fein who provided drivers from their party.
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the location is of each Northern Ireland Development Agency office; what the annual running cost was of each in the last period for which figures are available; and how much (a) inward investment each attracted and (b) trade each produced for Northern Ireland in that period. 
Angela E. Smith: Invest NI in line with our foreign direct investment (FDI) competitors in GB and ROI do not provide costs for individual offices. The overall budget for running the office network and associated marketing activities in 200405 amounted to £5.56 million.
Invest Northern Ireland has investment and trade offices in EuropeLondon, Dublin, Brussels and Düsseldorf; Asia PacificSeoul, Tokyo, Taipei, and
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Shanghai since December 2005; United StatesBoston, San Jose, Atlanta, Washington DC, Denver and New York since June 2005; and the Gulf StatesDubai.
During 200405 Invest NI secured 17 new FDI projects offering the potential of 1,905 jobs and representing a total investment of £58.2 million; with a further investment of £150 million offering the prospect of 1,562 new jobs by follow-on investment by FDI companies in previous years.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the total sums of public money paid to each relevant firm of lawyers for work done for or in connection with the Saville Inquiry. 
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Saville Inquiry has cost to date; how much has been paid to each (a) leading counsel and (b) firm of solicitors involved; and how much he estimates the total cost will be. 
Mr. Hanson: 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 disbursements where appropriate and so do not necessarily represent the amounts received by individuals.
|Counsel for the inquiry||Payments made (£)||From||To|
|Christopher Clarke||4,488,266||February 1998||December 2005|
|Jacob Grierson(5)||394,879||July 1998||December 2000|
|Alan Roxburgh||2,040,039||May 98||December 2005|
|Cathryn McGahey||1,604,917||June 2000||December 2005|
|Bilal Rawat||1,490,401||June 2000||December 2005|
|Solicitors employed for the taking of witness statements|
|Eversheds||12,673,056||June 1998||December 2005|
|Senior counsel representing the families|
|Lord Gifford||718,830||October 1998||December 2005|
|Arthur Harvey||1,226,257||July 1998||December 2005|
|Michael Lavery||593,354||November 2000||December 2005|
|Barry J. McDonald(6)||889,953||September 1998||December 2005|
|P. T. MacDonald(7)||65,800||April 1998||December 2005|
|Michael Mansfield||682,378||March 1999||December 2005|
|Eilish McDermott||659,909||March 2000||December 2005|
|Seamus Treacy(8)||951,140||March 1998||December 2005|
|Eoin McGonigal||82,446||October 2000||December 2005|
|Kevin Finegan||551,815||July 1998||December 2005|
|Senior counsel representing NICRA|
|Sir Louis Blom Cooper||540,616||December 2000||December 2005|
|Junior counsel representing the families|
|John Coyle||650,802||September 1999||December 2005|
|Fiona Doherty||466,658||October 2000||December 2005|
|Ciaran Harvey||632,830||December 2000||December 2005|
|Richard Harvey||634,792||October 2000||December 2005|
|Brian Kennedy||594,716||July 1999||December 2005|
|Philip Magee(9)||83,175||June 1998||December 2005|
|Kieran Mallon||801,759||March 1999||December 2005|
|Brian McCartney||867,957||October 1998||December 2005|
|Karen Quinlivan||390,068||March 1999||December 2005|
|Patricia Smyth||328,718||October 1998||December 2005|
|Michael Topolski(10)||139,940||November 2000||December 2005|
|Mary McHugh||384,111||February 2002||December 2005|
|Junior counsel representing NICRA|
|Paddy O'Hanlon||230,151||November 2000||December 2005|
|Solicitors representing the families|
|Barr & Co.||694,618||February 1999||December 2005|
|Brendan Kearney & Co.||931,823||July 1999||December 2005|
|Desmond Doherty & Co.||1,232,539||November 1998||December 2005|
|MacDermott & McGurk||1,204,772||November 1998||December 2005|
|Madden & Finucane||9,271,514||January 1998||December 2005|
|McCann & McCann||671,501||October 1998||December 2005|
|McCartney & Casey||1,221,132||November 1998||December 2005|
|Solicitor representing NICRA|
|Francis Keenan||594,327||May 2000||December 2005|
|Legal representatives for other witnesses|
|Various solicitors and counsel||2,860,625||April 1998||December 2005|
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.
|Payments made (£)|
|Senior counsel representing HM armed forces|
|Edwin Glasgow QC||4,054,187|
|Edmund Lawson QC||942,943|
|David Lloyd Jones QC||1,095,966|
|Gerard Elias QC||1,795,752|
|Peter Clarke QC||958,852|
|Sir Allan Green QC||1,522,441|
|Rosamund Horwood-Smart QC||677,874|
|Sir Sydney Kentridge QC||52,875|
|Anna Worrall QC||100,456|
|Senior counsel representing MOD|
|Ian Burnett QC||231,386|
|Philip Havers QC||7,138|
|Junior counsel representing HM armed forces|
|Junior counsel representing the MOD|
|Solicitors representing HM armed forces|
|Payne Hicks Beach||3,772,352|
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many days retainers of (a) £750 and (b) £1,500 were claimed by each of the legal representatives at the Saville inquiry since its commencement. 
Details of the amounts paid to legal representatives have been provided in answer to previous parliamentary questions from the hon. Member, the most recent on 25 January 2005, Official Report, column. 311W and today in answer to parliamentary questions from the hon. Member for Aylesbury and the hon. Member for Aldershot.
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