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Departmental Pay

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much press officers in his Department claimed in reimbursable expenses in each of the last three financial years. (303768)

For the amounts claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London in financial years 2006-07 and 2007-08, I refer the hon. Member to the reply by my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Meg Munn) on 15 September 2008, Official Report, column 2179W.

The amount of reimbursable expenses that press officers at the FCO claimed from the press office budget in London in the financial year 2008/09 totalled £2,074.