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Government Car and Despatch Agency

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many instances of misuse of government procurement cards within the Government Car and Despatch Agency have been recorded since 1 January 2006; what the amount involved in each such instance was; and which disciplinary measures have been applied as a result of such instances. (247513)

The Government Procurement Card (GPC) was introduced into the Government Car and Despatch Agency on 1 April 2006. Since that time the following incidents of misuse of the GPC have been recorded:

Number of incidents

Value

Action taken

13

Less than £10

Monies recovered and warning letters issued

5

£10 to £20

Monies recovered and warning letters issued

2

£20 to £50

Monies recovered and warning letters issued

1

£20 to £50

Charged with Gross Misconduct, monies recovered

1

£50 to £100

Monies recovered and warning letters issued

2

More than £100

Monies recovered and warning letters issued

1

More than £100

Charged with Gross Misconduct, monies recovered