HC Deb 18 March 2002 vol 382 c152W
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. [41069]

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

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