§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of hotel accommodation for departmental staff working away from home in each of the last four years. 
§ Jane Kennedy
The Department does not separate hotel costs from other overnight subsistence. The following totals include other allowances payable for staying overnight while working away from home.
Details of the Department's1 total expenditure on overnight subsistence in each of the last four financial years £ 1998–99 392,086 1999–2000 394,997 2000–01 369,316 2001–02 2276,799 1 Including its agencies, but excluding NDPBs as we do not have access to a breakdown of their expenditure. 2 To date. Estimate for full year is £301,962.