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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 558: debated on Wednesday 13 February 2013

Ministerial Correction

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Defence

Government Procurement Card

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) staff and (b) special advisers in his Department have use of a Government Procurement Card.

[Official Report, 17 January 2013, Vol. 556, c. 891-2W.]

Letter of correction from Mark Francois:

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 17 January 2013 to the hon. Member for Leicester South (Jonathan Ashworth).

The full answer given was as follows: (137266)

Currently, 11,614 Government Procurement Cards (GPC) are in issue with the Ministry of Defence. This is a reduction of over 25% compared to the figure of 16,009 GPC cards in issue in 2009. Not all cards are issued individually to staff on a one to one basis. The special advisers have not been issued with a GPC.

The correct answer should have been:

Currently, 11,848 Government Procurement Cards (GPC) are in issue with the Ministry of Defence. This is a reduction of over 25% compared to the figure of 16,244 GPC cards in issue in 2009. Not all cards are issued individually to staff on a one to one basis. The special advisers have not been issued with a GPC.