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Burma: Consultants

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what expenses are paid to consultants working for his Department in Burma in addition to their basic pay. (142604)

Expenses paid to consultants are to reimburse reasonable expenditure necessary for undertaking the assignment—for example, travel and subsistence costs. These are specified in the contract agreed in advance with each consultant.