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Those Northern Ireland Inquiries - it is not just the lawyers coining it

That lawyers have done very nicely out of their fees for the Saville Inquiry (£98M and counting) is a matter of record, but Owen Paterson, our man in Shropshire North has wheedled out the IT costs - equipment and consultants - for Saville and lesser known inquiries too, and it ain't pretty:




Of the less well known inquiries - all involving dead people, Nelson was a Republican-friendly lawyer, Robert Hamill a civilian and Billy Wright a Loyalist paramilitary. That the costs of the Nelson Inquiry are so lawyer-heavy is doubtless what she would have wanted.

Taking the inquiry with the lowest IT cost, Hamill's at the bagatelle of £4.2m, one gets a worthy looking website, but what else is uncertain. Anyone with IT project management experience who can contextualise costs would win my undying gratitude.

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Blogger Obnoxio The Clown said... 11:45 am

I am constantly amazed by the huge quantities the government spends on IT. I have no idea what they are spending the money on, but trust me: they are definitely not getting value for money.  



Anonymous Geoff said... 11:55 pm

As a website designer, the answer to your question is, rather like a builder's quote - give it a punt and look at the clients face for the reaction. Anything less than shock and you've underquoted.

Ask a government official and you've underquoted if he keeps his nerve and holes the putt he's just lining up for.

(Apologies, graphic nicked for my blog if you don't object)  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:41 am

Obo - all too true.

Geoff - you are family, so my pleasure.

Thanks for the insight.  



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