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Departmental Pay

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 24-hour overnight allowance for civil servants working for his Department and based in Leeds is when working in London. (197342)

Accommodation in a hotel or guesthouse is usually booked through the Department's travel agent (Expotel). The normal rate for a hotel room under the contract is £95.00 for London. In addition, a meal allowance of up to £22.50 can be claimed for each full 24 hours.

All travel is undertaken in accordance with the Civil Service Management Code.