Government Departments: Hotels

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered at on 10 June 2009.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will consider the merits of instructing Government Departments to use budget hotel accommodation for the purposes of overnight stays on official business by Ministers and civil servants.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Minister of State (Third Sector), Cabinet Office, Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Third Sector)

Ministers and civil servants are required under the "Ministerial Code" and the "Civil Service Management Code" to make the most efficient and cost effective travel arrangements.

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