The information requested is as follows:
David Nicholson received £37,600 second home allowance.
Bill Kirkup received £25,800 second home allowance.
Both second homes are in London.
Departmental policy allows for individuals to claim Second Home Allowance if they are expected to work away from their permanent workplace for long periods and if the temporary workplace is not within daily travelling distance from their home.
The Department approves such claims where the case meets business needs and demonstrates cost effectiveness.
This allowance is not permanent and is subject to review.