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Departmental Conferences

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in his Department in the last three years; and what the cost to the public purse was of such attendance at each conference. (305870)

This information is not held centrally and could be provided only by manually collecting the data from each division within the Ministry of Justice at a disproportionate cost. Expenditure on conferences must be incurred in accordance with the principles of the Treasury publications Managing Public Money and Regularity, Propriety and Value for Money.