Madeleine Moon (Bridgend, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many credit card transactions made by employees of his Department the person making the transaction has been asked to refund to the Department in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Robathan (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans), Defence; South Leicestershire, Conservative)
The Ministry of Defence does not issue credit cards, but the Department does use the Government Procurement Card (GPC) to purchase low value items and services up to the value of £5,000. The GPC is a purchasing/payment card and not a credit card. The number of recorded refunds to the Ministry of Defence for the deliberate misuse of GPCs in financial year 2011-12 is zero.