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Departmental Pay

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08. (303766)

Wales Office press officers are appointed to work in both London and Cardiff offices, and elsewhere with Ministers, as required. They will be reimbursed for travelling and subsistence expenses incurred in their duties. The sums paid in each of the last two years were:






Additionally, depending where they are based on appointment, their terms and conditions may include civil service detached duty allowances to reflect costs incurred in living away from home.