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Tenant Services Authority

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2009, Official Report, column 79W, on the Tenant Services Authority, what the cost under each budget heading was of each regional National Conversation event for tenants. (268917)

The TSA held 11 tenants events in various parts of the country; the location and cost of each are set out in detail in the following table. Where venues were charged a ‘delegate rate’ this included refreshments. In those circumstances, we are unable to disaggregate these costs.

The TSA organised five landlord events and 11 tenant events. In order to reduce costs, the TSA used the services of a venue funding agency called Crème Conferences who renegotiated the total venue costs and saved the TSA a total of £44,214.76.

£

Venue

Location

Room hire

Day delegate rate

Catering

Extras

Refund

Total cost including VAT

Leeds Town Hall

Leeds

2,546.48

4,272.25

6,818.73

City of Manchester Stadium

Manchester

2,477.16

4,436.98

6,884.14

Aston Villa FC

Birmingham

1,695.65

5,871.73

7,567.25

Ramside Hall

Durham

8,390.00

1414.75

7,975.25

Anthena Conference

Leicester

2,500

5,267.00

7,767.00

Corn Exchange

Cambridge

3,847.90

4,149.20

6,559.60

Copthorne Hotel

Gatwick

5,880.00

5,880.00

Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham

2,250.00

4,929.60

220

31,311.00

6,968.54

Emirates Stadium

London

13,315.60

13,315.60

Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Plymouth

560.00

2,850.00

419.90

3,429.90

Ashton Gate Stadium

Bristol

1,300.00

3,172.50

4,472.50

Total

77,638.64

1 Refund in Durham for room not appropriately prepared.

2 Extras in Twickenham for extension leads.

3 Refund in Twickenham for a catering change.

4 Extras in Plymouth for broadband service and refreshments (tea and coffee) for TSA personnel.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2009, Official Report, column 79W, on the Tenant Services Authority, how much was spent on each National Conversation event for landlords (a) in total, (b) on venue hire and (c) on food and drink. (268918)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him today (PQ 268917).

The TSA held five landlord events in Birmingham, Exeter, Durham, Manchester and London. Where venues were charged a ‘delegate rate’ this included refreshments. In those circumstances, we are unable to disaggregate these costs.

The TSA organised five landlord events and 11 tenant events. In order to reduce costs, the TSA used the services of a venue funding agency called Crème Conferences who renegotiated the total venue costs and saved the TSA a total of £44,214.76.

£

Venue

Location

Room hire

Day delegate rate

Catering

Refund

Total cost including VAT

Aston Villa Stadium

Birmingham

1,695.65

3,951.37

6,494.10

Corn Exchange

Exeter

600.00

1,274.89

1,874.89

Ramside Hall

Durham

5,700.00

11,000.00

4,700.00

City of Manchester Stadium

Manchester

2,348.93

4,154.38

6,503.31

Emirates Stadium

London

10,625.00

10,625.00

Total

30,197.30

1 Refund in Durham for a catering change.