“That is some bill..”

Apparently the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive Review Committee have been told by an independent think-tank that the NI Executive face a shortfall in funding for policing and justice of “more than £600million” – if those powers are to be devolved. Earlier this year, some of that bill was acknowledged by the NI Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward, MP, as being the responsibility of the UK government. Of course, MI5’s bill remains an un-devolved matter. According to Mark Devenport in the clip the figure was in a report by the NI Economic Research Centre, but I think he must mean the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland. According to their website – “ERINI is classified as an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM).”