Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Thatcher funeral cost £3m

Baroness Thatcher
Baroness Thatcher

The direct costs for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher were about £1.2m, it has been announced.

However, if staff time is included the bill rises to well over £3m. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said the ceremonial funeral held in April had been a "fitting tribute to one of our greatest Prime Ministers".

The final Government figures published by the Government showed that departments spent £261,976 on the event.

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