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Telephone Use: Mrs. Beckett

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to public funds was of the telephone use of the right hon. Member for Derby, South from her official residence in Admiralty House in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06. (113985)

Costs incurred by Ministers in the course of official business are borne by the department. The cost to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for telephone services in Admiralty House for my right hon. Friend the Member for Derby, South (Margaret Beckett) between March 2004 and February 2006 was £1,412.51. The bulk of these costs were for the service charges associated with the telephone services provided.