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Departmental Pay

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid in reimbursable expenses to special advisers in his Department in each of the last five years. (320479)

Procedures for reimbursing staff expenses are set out in the Ministry of Defence policy manual and are in line with the provisions set out in the Civil Service Management Code. The code can be viewed at the following link:

www.civilservice.gov.uk/iam/codes/csmc/index.asp

As temporary civil servants, special advisers are subject to the same rules.

The following table contains the total amount of reimbursable expenses claimed by MOD special advisers over the last five financial years.

Financial year

Total expenses (£)

2004-05

3,465.12

2005-06

1,104.57

2006-07

0

2007-08

44.00

2008-09

2,992.41