The Department made the following spend on accreditation at the MIPIM conference in the years given:
Accreditation was included as part of a participation package equating to £675 (plus VAT) per delegate in 2007;
Accreditation was included as part of a participation package equating to £700 (plus VAT) per delegate in 2008; and
£1,500 (plus VAT) in 2009.
No departmental Ministers or officials attended in 2010.
The Homes and Communities Agency was established in December 2008 and has, therefore, only attended the conference in 2009 and 2010. Its spend on accreditation was:
£10,862 in 2009; and
£2,981 in 2010.
These costs were inclusive of taxes and foreign currency charges.