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Departments: Common Purpose

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department paid to Common Purpose in each of the last five years; for what purpose; and what the outcome of the expenditure was. (147593)

Payments made to Common Purpose between 2002-03 and 2005-06 can be found in the table as follows.

£

2002-03

5,523

2003-04

165

2004-05

0

2005-06

0

These payments were made in connection with Cabinet Office staff attending either training programmes or conferences run by Common Purpose.

Details of the outcome of the expenditure can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Details of any payments made to Common Purpose in 2006-07 will be available when the Department’s resource accounts are fully audited and laid before Parliament. This is expected to be before the 2007 summer recess.