Government Procurement Card

Education written question – answered on 20th October 2011.

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Photo of Chris Kelly Chris Kelly Conservative, Dudley South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Government Procurement Card transactions were made by his Department's officials withdrawing cash from automated teller machines from 2006-07 to 2009-10; at what cost; and on which dates.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Since November 2010, the Department's Government Procurement Card (GPC) scheme has been administered by the Department for Work and Pensions under the shared services umbrella. The previous scheme was a direct contractual arrangement between the Department for Education, its predecessors, and Barclaycard. This ran from 2002 to October 2010.

The Department is only able to release data from April 2008 to June 2009, as detailed as follows. Information related to financial years 2006-07 and 2007-08 could be provided only at a cost above the disproportionate cost threshold of £800. Cash withdrawal has been prevented across all Department for Education Government Procurement Cards since June 2009. A full list of cash withdrawal transactions from April 2008 to June 2009 is presented as follows:

Please note that some transactions were made by officials during official visits abroad.

£
15 April 2008 16.67
18 April 2008 200.00
21 April 2008 50.00
28 May 2008 161.93
4 June 2008 30.00
12 June 2008 100.00
22 June 2008 40.00
30 June 2008 20.00
31 July 2008 50.00
28 August 2008 40.00
26 September 2008 30.00
28 September 2008 20.00
28 September 2008 40.00
29 September 2008 20.00
3 November 2008 20.00
7 November 2008 20.00
7 November 2008 20.00
10 November 2008 20.00
18 November 2008 20.00
21 November 2008 34.87
17 February 2009 3.00
17 February 2009 110.16
23 March 2009 (1)3.00
23 March 2009 110.16
12 May 2009 (1)3.00
21 May 2009 100.00
21 May 2009 918.21
15 June 2009 27.55
15 June 2009 (1)7.50
15 June 2009 (1)7.50
15 June 2009 (1)7.50
15 June 2009 (1)7.50
15 June 2009 250.00
15 June 2009 250.00
15 June 2009 250.00
15 June 2009 250.00
Total 3,258.55
(1 )Cash handling fee

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