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Hotel Accommodation

Volume 406: debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the amount spent by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies on hotel accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (Al Ministers, (B) staff and (C) others; and if he will list the average cost per hotel room, in each year since 1997. [1175591]

Travel and subsistence spend for Treasury and agencies' civil servants
1997–981998–991999–20002000–012001–022002–03
Core Treasury1,0691,4551,61911,7181,6112,019
DMO92691725
OGC1,5182,0202,124

Note:

The Debt Management Office did not exist as a separate body prior to 1998–99. The Office of Government Commerce did not exist as a separate body prior to 2000–01. OGC figures include OGCbuying.solutions

The Government publish an annual report of ministerial travel overseas. The total cost of ministerial travel provided in the annual report includes the costs of accommodation. The information sought in respect of accommodation within the UK is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. All travel is conducted in line with the requirements of the Ministerial Code.