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Government Procurement Card

Health written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) date of purchase, (b) amounts, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry was of each transaction undertaken by the Department using the Government Procurement Card in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The document containing the information requested has been placed in the Library. It also contains information for financial year 2010-11 and Level 3 transaction information, which is only available for financial year 2010-11.

The information is not available prior to May 2008 because this is when the Department's reporting database tool used to extract the information was set up. Attempting to provide information prior to May 2008 would mean sifting through individual cardholder paper files and extracting the information manually, which would incur disproportionate costs.

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