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Hotel Expenditure

Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies 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. (102176)

The amount spent by the Department for Work and Pensions, including its agencies and non-departmental public bodies, on hotel and other similar privately provided accommodation for the financial years 2003-04 to 2005-06 is shown in the table:

Hotels etc.

Spend (£ million)







Information on the other breakdowns requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Information relating to overseas travel by Ministers is published on an annual basis. Information for the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2006 is available in the Library of the House.