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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many cases of financial irregularities have been recorded in his Department in each of the last five financial years; and if he will make a statement. (320896)

The Treasury guidance, ‘Managing Public Money’ defines irregularities as spend outside legal powers, parliamentary consents, or Treasury delegations. On that basis, the Department has reported financial irregularities over the last five years as follows:

Financial year

Number of cases

2004-05

0

2005-06

0

2006-07

0

2007-08

1

2008-09

0