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Tony Blair

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 893W, on Tony Blair, how much expenditure has been (a) incurred by and (b) reimbursed to the Quartet Representative in each year since his appointment. (255378)

We do not directly oversee or reimburse expenses incurred by the Quartet Representative.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has seconded: one higher executive officer equivalent (salary range £23,157 to £31, 495); one Grade 7 equivalent (salary range £38,852 to £53,783); and one senior civil servant (salary range £57,300 to £116,000) to work in Tony Blair's office between 2007-2008. This is not set to change in 2009. The FCO is funding their salaries.