To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 9 June (WA 144–45) concerning the cost of hire cars for staff of the Northern Ireland Office, how much was charged to the private car hire expenditure code in error; why; and when. [HL4362]
The Northern Ireland Office, including the Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland but excluding its agencies and executive NDPBs, overstated the total amount paid to suppliers of private hire cars as follows:
Year £'000 2003-04 4 2004-05 43 2006-07 73 Total 120
This was due to errors made in miscoding invoices for other travel costs to the private car hire expenditure code.