§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was of hotel accommodation for departmental staff working away from home in each of the last four years. 
§ Maria Eagle
The following table gives the expenditure on directly booked hotel rooms and bed and breakfast for former DSS and Employment Service staff.
Figures prior to 1999–2000 are not available.
Year Total (£) 1999–2000 6,896,155 2000–01 6,433,135 2001–021 8,276,366 1 Up to and including February 2002