Greg Knight (East Yorkshire, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil servants in her Department hold a corporate credit card; how many instances there have been of (a) discipline and (b) dismissal for misuse of such credit cards in the last 12 months; and how much was repaid to her Department for credit card misuse over that period.
Damian Green (Minister of State (Immigration), Home Office; Ashford, Conservative)
The Home Office and its Executive Agencies use two corporate credit cards, the Government Procurement Card (GPC) and a Travel and Expenses Card (T&E). The number of cards held by staff and the number of occurrences of disciplinary and dismissal actions for misuse of the cards and any repayments in the last 12 months are as follows:
Government Procurement Cards (GPC):
617 members of staff currently hold a GPC card.
Travel and Expenses Card (T&E):
3,417 members of staff currently hold a T&E card.
In the last 12 months, one member of staff has been disciplined for misuse of a corporate credit card and a repayment of £41.60 was made in this instance.
No staff have been dismissed as a result of misuse of a corporate credit card in the last 12 months.