Government Procurement Card

Defence written question – answered on 9th November 2011.

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Photo of Chris Kelly Chris Kelly Conservative, Dudley South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The use of a Government Procurement Card (GPC) to withdraw cash is exceptional and cardholders must obtain approval from the central branch responsible for GPC policy in order to active this facility. Such cash withdrawals are, in general terms, only authorised to support military operations and overseas deployments, arid for emergencies such as, disaster recovery and emergency aircraft landings.

37 GPC cash transactions, totalling £17,721.01 are recorded, for the period April 2006 to March 2010. Cash transactions include those over the counter at a bank and the use of automated teller machines (ATMs). It is not possible to identify solely ATM transactions.

The date of each transaction is detailed in the following list:

Date of transaction

5 July 2006

14 August 2006

21 August 2006

21 August 2006

9 November 2006

16 November 2006

16 November 2006

18 November 2006

18 November 2006

30 November 2006

2 February 2007

15 June 2007

15 June 2007

15 June 2007

16 June 2007

16 June 2007

3 July 2007

19 September 2007

20 September 2007

15 November 2007

11 January 2008

2 May 2008

2 May 2008

17 July 2008

21 August 2008

27 August 2008

30 August 2008

6 October 2008

19 November 2008

3 December 2008

31 March 2009

24 June 2009

24 June 2009

25 June 2009

27 June 2009

8 August 2009

5 November 2009.

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