Financial controls in place on the use of Ministry of Justice Government Procurement cards (GPC) prevent cash being withdrawn by cardholders. However, selected cardholders in the former Tribunals Service were authorised to withdraw cash for the purposes of reimbursing appellants expenses. The process was strictly controlled at the business unit level and monitored by district managers to ensure compliance with the process. This process was replaced in July 2011 so cash withdrawals are no longer made using the GPC.
Data in the format my hon. Friend has requested for individual transactions is not held centrally and would require an approach the individual business units for this information. An initial assessment indicates that contacting staff members and compiling this data would take in excess of 3.5 days.