Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to detail the Department’s total legal expenditure on the Industrial Tribunal case between his Department and Dr Tamara Bronckaers.
Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The total legal expenditure on the Industrial Tribunal case between my Department and Dr Tamara Bronckaers has not been finalised at this stage as there are outstanding invoices and legal work continues on the case as it has not been discharged. The latest estimate of costs to the end of April 2022 is approximately £277k. This covers the Industrial Tribunal and the Court of Appeal Case.
In addition, the Industrial Tribunal Settlement to Dr Bronckaers of £1,250k included an amount for the claimant’s legal fees.