Northern Ireland Assembly: Members:Written question - 197429

Asked by Lady Hermon
(North Down)
Asked on: 29 November 2018
Northern Ireland Office
Northern Ireland Assembly: Members
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will provide the evidential basis for her statement to the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee on 21 November 2018 that between 1 January 2017 and 31 October 2018 £8,504,716 was spent on salaries for Members of the Legislative Assembly of Northern Ireland in the absence of a functioning Assembly; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: John Penrose
Answered on: 04 December 2018

The budget for the payment of salaries to MLAs, along with the associated financial figures, is held by the Assembly Commission which is the corporate body of the NI Assembly. The Commission confirmed that between 1 January 2017 and 31 October 2018, £8,504,716 has been paid in salaries to Members of the Legislative Assembly.

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