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Conference Bookings

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2006, Official Report, column 1943W, on conference bookings, what the total value was of the contracts with Travelocity (formerly First Option) that were cancelled in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. (99601)

In respect of HM Revenue and Customs’ contract with Travelocity for hotels and conference venue bookings, the cost of cancellations of conferences in the 12 month period up to June 2006 was £173,599. The information requested for the preceding two years cannot be easily extracted from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs own records.