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Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many separate bookings at hotels graded at five star or above were made through the Expotel booking service by (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission in the latest year for which figures are available; and at what cost such bookings were made. (315547)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The GEO did not make any bookings through Expotel for stays at five star hotels or above.

(b) The Equality and Human Rights Commission state that they booked a total of 16 nights' accommodation at five star hotels through the Expotel booking services in the 2008-09 financial year at a total cost of £2,098.