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Departmental Conferences

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department’s building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each. (307510)

The Wales Office held one away day a year from 2006 until 2008 for the whole of the office. The cost of these venues was £8,055.40 in 2006, £13,526.04 in 2007 and £4,662 in 2008. In 2009, there were two events held for Legislation Branch and for Policy Branch. There was no cost for the venue for Legislation Branch and a charge of £596.75 for the venue for Policy Branch.