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Parliamentary Written Question (Correction)

Volume 559: debated on Friday 1 March 2013

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah), Official Report, 12 February 2013, column 614W . The wording was incorrect as the calculation used for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) was per card holder rather than per member of staff, with the result that the stated CNC averages were too high.

The full answer given was as follows:

The mean average spend using a Government Procurement Card per member of staff is as below:

£

2011

2012

DECC

413

187

Coal Authority

930

1,310

Committee on Climate Change

1,405

1,054

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

360

250

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

1,913

1,241

The correct answer using average number of staff for CNC rather than the average number of staff holding a Government Procurement Card is:

£

2011

2012

DECC

413

187

Coal Authority

930

1,310

Committee on Climate Change

1,405

1,054

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

360

250

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

84

53

Correct calculations:

2011—GPC spend—£87,984/1,049 (average number of staff in 2011) = £84

2012—GPC spend—£65,799/1,244 (average number of staff in 2012) = £53