Scottish Government Expenditure

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 16 July 2010.

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Photo of Lord George Foulkes Lord George Foulkes Labour

Question S3W-34797

To ask the Scottish Executive which of its staff have the use of Scottish Government corporate credit cards and for what purposes.

Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

There are two separate purchasing cards in use by Scottish Government staff: Government Procurement Cards, issued to designated staff in business areas where there is a need to make low value, non-recurring purchases; and Travel and Subsistence Charge Cards, issued to staff required to travel and stay overnight away from home on a regular basis according to official business need.

Cards are allocated to staff on a rigorous and systematic basis and the use made of the cards is kept under regular review.

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