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Members: Allowances

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008

To ask the Leader of the House if she will list the hon. Members who used the communications allowance to fund the publication of a Parliamentary Report in the 2007-08 Session. (241790)

In 2007-08 financial year, 601 hon. Members claimed for costs against the Communications Allowance and the average amount spent was £7,870.

The Department of Resources, who are responsible for administering the Communications Allowance, does not record information on the House financial system that distinguishes between monies spent on parliamentary reports and other eligible, non-capital, items.