The rising cost of ‘toothless’ Inquiries…

Shawn Woodward told the Commons yesterday that “the final cost of the inquiry is now expected to be in the region of £190 million.” And that “the Billy Wright inquiry has spent £577,000 on security to the end of January 2009.” The Robert Hamill inquiry has spent £641,000, whilst the Rosemary Nelson inquiry has spent £957,000, all on security…

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