Administration

Who is paying for the Inquiry and how much will the Inquiry cost?

The Cabinet Office is the sponsoring Department for the Inquiry. The Panel worked to ensure that the Inquiry was run efficiently and did not waste public money. You can find up to date information on the cost of the Inquiry here.

Are the Inquiry Panel paid, and if so, how much?

The Chair of the Detainee Inquiry is paid £790 per day (pro rata), and other Panel members a £565 per day (pro rata), for the days they work on the Inquiry. The Panel’s business averaged two days work per week during the initial phases, but in the last year that reduced to less than one day per week for the two remaining Panel members. You can find up to date information on the cost of the Inquiry here.

Does the Inquiry have a Freedom of Information policy?

The Detainee Inquiry is not a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act, so the Act does not apply. However, we worked hard to ensure as much information as possible was published in our report, providing it does not damage national security or cause other harms as set out in Annex A of the Protocol.