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Departments: Credit Cards

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by staff in his Department via departmental (a) credit, (b) procurement and (c) fuel cards in each of the last three years. (145298)

The following table represents the amount spent by staff in the Northern Ireland Office, excluding its agencies and NDPBs, via departmental (a) credit, (b) procurement and (c) fuel cards in each of the last three years.

£

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

(a) Credit Cards

0

0

0

(b) Government Procurement Card

0

9,521

66,810

(c) Fuel Cards

32,376

29,605

17,965

The Northern Ireland Office does not have departmental credit cards.

The Government Purchasing Card (GPC) was fully introduced in the Northern Ireland Office in the 2006-07 financial year as a tool to purchase and pay for low value goods and services.