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Hotels

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Office of Rail Regulation has spent on hotel accommodation for its officials in each of the last five years. (306043)

Spending on hotel accommodation for its officials at the independent Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) in each of the last five years is set out in the following table.

Hotel accommodation

(£)

200-/09

2007-081

2006-072

2005-06

2004-05

UK

98,885.47

106,337.53

104,522.15

3,938.80

7,794.43

Overseas

19,122.48

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Total

118,007.95

106,337.53

104,522.15

3,938.80

7,794.43

1 Hotel accommodation spend was not split between UK and Overseas on ORR's financial ledger prior to 2008-09.

2 The merger of Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate (HMRI) with ORR in 2006-07 explains the increase in spend between 2005-06 and 2006-07. In a typical year pre-merger HMRI spent approximately £90,000 on hotel accommodation.