Saville ‘still costing taxpayer’

Gregory Campbell

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DUP MP Gregory Campbell has slammed revelations that the taxpayer is still being asked to pay invoices linked to the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday.

During NI Questions Mr Campbell said: “After the outrageous costs of the inquiry by Lord Saville were published, the Prime Minister rightly judged that such astronomical expenditure of public money could not be justified. I am glad the Government belatedly stands by that commitment.

“Through Parliamentary Questions, I have established that the Saville Inquiry costs continue to mount years later. Up to last year the NIO paid almost £8,000 for website costs for the inquiry. The last witness left the stand in January 2005. However, this is not the only cost as the appointment of 30 officers to investigate the aftermath could run close to £8m.”