Thursday, 3 July 2008

Lord Fraser Esquire.

Mr Smith noticed the recent coverage about the fact that Lord Fraser's Inquiry into the construction of the Scottish Parliament building cost £700,000.

Mr Smith also noticed that Lord Fraser himself was one of the biggest expenditures in the Inquiry, "Following the announcement commissioning an investigation into the Holyrood project, Lord Fraser was appointed by the First Minister in August 2003, to lead the enquiry. At the outset of the investigation it was agreed that Lord Fraser's fees would be capped at £150,000, inclusive of VAT and other expenses." In the end he came in at a more modest cost of £127,659.

Nice work if you can get it. Inquiry anyone?

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