Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Government Procurement Card

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st March 2012.

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Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Conservative, Nuneaton

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 13 October 2011, Official Report, column 483W, on freedom of information, whether his Department still holds any receipts or invoices associated with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Government Procurement Card transactions at (a) Star City Pty Ltd for £456.03, (b) Doyles Seafood Quay for £457.94 and £37.46 and (c) Sydney Aquarium for £74.63.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

It has not been possible to identify from departmental archives the individual receipts or invoices still held relating to these transactions.

However, as the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my noble Friend, Baroness Hanham, remarked on 17 January 2012, Hansard, House of Lords, column WA122, Ministers in this Administration are of the view that such transactions—which are all associated with the visit of Lord Prescott when Deputy Prime Minister—did not represent value for money for the taxpayer.

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