§ 23. Mr. Martin Bell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimates he has made of the cost of the investigation by his Department and his Department's police into the case of Major Milos Stankovic of the Parachute Regiment; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Spellar
The estimated additional cost of the Ministry of Defence Police investigation into allegations of offences against the Official Secrets Act by Major Stankovic is £266,000. Costs incurred by other areas of the Department in support of the investigation, were not routinely recorded but would not have been large. The Army investigation is still in progress.