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Departmental Political Activities

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1446W, on party conferences, how much Passenger Focus spent sending representatives to attend each of the party political conferences in 2009; and whether prior permission was sought from the Cabinet Office for Passenger Focus to attend. (298715)

In accordance with Cabinet Office guidance, Passenger Focus sought the Department for Transport’s approval before attending. The cost of attendance is a matter for Passenger Focus itself.