Leveson inquiry has cost £2m so far

The Leveson inquiry into press standards has cost £2 million to run so far, figures made public on the inquiry website reveal.

By 31 January, the inquiry, which was set up last July, had spent £1,992,600 and had sat for 35 days. About a third of the spending (£682,100) goes on the secretariat, and another quarter (£536,100) on counsel to the inquiry.

£82,000 has been spent on deputy judges to cover the Court of Appeal while Lord Justice Leveson chairs the inquiry. IT and broadcasting costs add up to £214,700 so far.

The full details can be found on the Leveson inquiry website.

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