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Departmental Expenses

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the 24-hour overnight allowance is for staff employed by the House of Commons Commission when working outside London but in the UK. (197344)

Staff away from home on official business may claim for the cost of meals and accommodation. For overnight stays the cost of bed and breakfast is reimbursed directly. In addition an allowance is paid to cover main meals; for areas outside inner London this is £18.65 in any 24 hour period. A personal or incidental expenses allowance of £5 per night is also payable.