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Cost of the Independent Inquiry into care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, January 2005 to March 2009

  • Last modified date:
    18 March 2010

Question

1. The total cost, up to and including March 12th 2010, of the Independent Inquiry into care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust: January 2005 - March 2009.

2. A breakdown of the above costs.

3. The estimated cost of the Second Stage Inquiry announced today (Wednesday 24th February 2010) by Andy Burnham MP.

Response

The total cost and breakdown of expenditure up to 12th March 2010 is given in the table below:

Type of expenditure Cost
Barristers fees
(Chairman & Counsel fees and expenses)
 492k
Solicitors fees (includes legal representation for witnesses)  121k
Staff
Secretariat (£209k), consultant support (£391k), volume 2 (£33k)
 633k
Premises
(All building costs)
 67k
Comms/Printing
PR support (£59k), Central Office of Information (£99k), Room hire (£5k)
 163k
IT
Office equipment & support (£67k)
Specialist systems support (£77k)
 144k
Admin
Travel & accommodation (£37k)
Stationery & office expenses (£55k)
 92k
 Total  1,712k


The estimated cost of the Second Stage Inquiry announced today (Wednesday 24th February 2010) by Andy Burnham MP. It is not possible to estimate the costs of the second inquiry. The terms of reference have not been finalised and work has not begun on the Inquiry.

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