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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent by his Department in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad for (A) Ministers, (B) staff and (C) other persons in each year since 2001-02. (91893)

The Scotland Office does not record the information in the form requested. All travel and subsistence is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Ministerial Code, Travel by Ministers and the Civil Service Management Code.

Information relating to overseas travel by Ministers is published on an annual basis. Information for the period 2 May 1997 to 31 March 2006 is available in the Library of the House. Information for the financial year 2006-07 will be published as soon as it is ready after the end of the current financial year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent by his Department on food and alcohol for its staff working out of office in each year since 2001-02. (91894)