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Departmental Procurement

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 21 October 2008, Official Report, column 259W, on departmental procurement, what payments the Identity and Passport Service made to Swingletree Stables in 2007-08; and for what purpose in each case. (241875)

Two payments, totalling £300 were made to the Swingletree Stables in the 2007-08 financial year, as part of IPS's Adult Lifelong Learning (ALL) scheme.

This employee development scheme has been set up to encourage staff personal development. It provides limited financial assistance to employees to undertake a course/activity in their own time that results in improved skills/knowledge.