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Departmental Credit Cards

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what facility is available for senior civil servants in his Department to use credit cards supplied by the Department. (72905)

The Department makes available to appropriate staff a Government Procurement card (GPC), operated under the OGC buying solutions pre-tendered National Framework for the Government, in line with best practice.

In addition, a separate facility is available to staff who can demonstrate a need for booking hotels and associated costs.

Each of these facilities is available to senior civil servants and other staff according to need.