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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on (a) economy class flights, (b) business class flights, (c) first class flights, (d) accommodation and (e) other expenses for (i) Ministers and (ii) officials to attend the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in September 2008. (264103)

The cost of one Minister and 10 officials attending the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in September 2008 was £50,072. This comprises:

£

Business class flights

44,484

Accommodation

3,035

Other expenses

2,553

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on (a) leasing, (b) procurement, (c) maintenance and (d) running costs of its cars in Uganda in the last financial year for which figures are available. (264104)

In 2007-08, the Department for International Development's (DFID) expenditure on its official vehicle fleet in Uganda was as follows:

£

Leasing

Nil

Procurement

19,692

Maintenance and running costs

14,641

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) salary costs and (b) other employment costs of drivers engaged by his Department in Uganda were in the last financial year for which figures are available. (264105)

In 2007-08, the Department for International Development's (DFID) expenditure in Uganda for drivers was as follows:

£

Salary costs (including overtime)

26,000

Other employment costs

6,000