§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was of hotel 1279W accommodation for departmental staff working away from home in each of the last four years. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
The information is set out for the last three financial years, prior to that, the service was undertaken by a different provider and records are not available except at disproportionate cost.
Financial year Spend £ 1998–99 823,567 1999–2000 1,020,420 2000–01 1,223,926