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Government Office for the East of England: Training

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of the Government Office for the East of England staff away day in Chilford Hall in November 2009; how many staff attended that away day; and for what reason that location was chosen for that away day. (306730)

The Government Office for the East of England (GO-East) held an event at Chilford Hall in November 2009. Chilford Hall conference centre was selected as it offered good value for money. The cost for the event was £7562.45 (including VAT). Approximately 180 people attended; including 150 GO-East staff, non-executive directors and speakers and regional partners invited to participate.