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Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Government Equalities Office’s buildings attended by civil servants in the that Office there have been since its inception; and what the cost was of each. (307468)

The Government Equalities Office has held seven away days attended by civil servants outside the Government Equalities Office’s buildings since its inception.

Costs for the five away days for all GEO staff were:

Date

Cost (£)

16 November 2007

4,898

28 April 2008

3,413

6 November 2008

8,242

15 May 2009

6,744

16 October 2009

6,740

Costs for the two away days for the GEO Board were:

Date

Cost (£)

27 November 2008

1,413

26 November 2009

1,267

The GEO does not hold information on the total number of conferences attended by its staff nor the amount that these would have cost.