Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree, Labour)
To ask the Prime Minister how many away days his Office has held since May 2010; what the location was of each such away day; how many staff attended; and what the cost was of each such event.
Francis Maude (Minister for the Cabinet Office; Horsham, Conservative)
I have been asked to reply
on behalf of the Cabinet Office.
Details of events can be found in the following table. In all cases, staff are encouraged to use facilities on the Cabinet Office estate wherever possible, but in some cases it is more beneficial to hold events offsite and away from office distractions. There is a robust approvals process in place which requires sign-off at senior level in the Department's finance team. Expenditure is in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in “Managing Public Money” and the Treasury handbook on “Regularity & Propriety”.
|Event||Location||Number of staff attending||Cost (£)|
|1||Cabinet Office Estate||13||0|
|2||Cabinet Office Estate||14||102|
|3||Cabinet Office Estate||30||395|
|4||Cabinet Office Estate||70||500|
|5||Cabinet Office Estate||21||105|
|6||Cabinet Office Estate||16||80|
|7||Cabinet Office Estate||15||29|
|8||Cabinet Office Estate||17||555|
|9||Institute for Government, London||10||386|
|11||Charity and Social Enterprise organisation (Rich Mix) London||70||2,584|
|12||Somerset House, London||55||470|
|13||Social enterprise and charity support organisation (CAN Mezzanine)||10||110|
|14||Somerset House, London||95||472|
|15||Emmanuel Centre, London||60||2,500|
|16||English Heritage (Kenwood House, London)||20||480|
|17||Trafalgar Studios, London||6||0|