§ Mr. Sean Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total cost to his Department of the Likierman report; and if he will give a breakdown of the major areas of cost.
§ Mr. Redwood
We provided the secretariat for the steering group and the auditors study team in the review of professional liability under the overall chairmanship of Professor Andrew Likierman. The total cost of this was £26,500, of which £24,000 was spent on staff costs including accommodation and the remaining £2,500 on consultancy and other miscellaneous costs.