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Departmental Official Visits

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost was of overnight accommodation for (a) civil servants, (b) special advisers and (c) Ministers in his Department staying overnight in (i) mainland Great Britain, (ii) Northern Ireland, (iii) the Republic of Ireland and (iv) other countries in the last 12 months. (193533)

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills was created as a result of machinery of government changes in June 2007. Information on this type of expenditure is not collected to the detail required in the Department. This information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.