Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Departments: Common Purpose

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 11th July 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department paid to Common Purpose in each of the last five years; for what purpose; and what the outcome of the expenditure was.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Secretary (the East Midlands), Cabinet Office

Payments made to Common Purpose between 2002-03 and 2005-06 can be found in the table as follows.

2002-03 5,523
2003-04 165
2004-05 0
2005-06 0

These payments were made in connection with Cabinet Office staff attending either training programmes or conferences run by Common Purpose.

Details of the outcome of the expenditure can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Details of any payments made to Common Purpose in 2006-07 will be available when the Department's resource accounts are fully audited and laid before Parliament. This is expected to be before the 2007 summer recess.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No3 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.


Raymond Bayes
Posted on 12 Jul 2007 4:16 pm (Report this annotation)

I take it you think we should be spending more ?

john walker
Posted on 31 Jul 2008 3:45 pm (Report this annotation)

You can find out more about Common Purpose here: