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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much the Director General Land Warfare has spent on entertainment in each of the last 12 months; (316901)

(2) how much the Director General Land Warfare spent on (a) car hire, (b) accommodation, (c) hotels and (d) air fares in each of the last 12 months.

I refer the hon. Member to the answers I gave him on 10 February 2010, Official Report, columns 968-70W, on Departmental Visits Abroad, Armed Forces: Housing and Armed Forces: Official Cars.

Director General Land Warfare has responsibility for staff located in several overseas locations where the British Army regularly conduct training exercises, including Canada, Kenya, and Brunei. A certain amount of overseas travel is therefore an essential part of the job. When travelling overseas, the Director General Land Warfare stays in local service facilities rather than hotels whenever possible.

Director General Land Warfare has claimed the following expenses in the last 12 months:

Entertainment

Flights

Accommodation/hotels

Car hire

February 2009

0

8,260

0

0

March 2009

40

0

0

0

April 2009

0

430

0

0

May 2009

0

4,960

0

460

June 2009

290

2,130

330

0

July 2009

50

0

0

0

August 2009

0

310

0

0

September 2009

320

300

0

0

October 2009

0

2,210

0

0

November 2009

0

30

0

0

December 2009

0

100

0

0

January 2010

0

0

0

0

Total

700

18,730

330

460

All claims submitted by Director General Land Warfare in the last 12 months have been in accordance with relevant MOD policy, rules and guidance.