Labour Party: Expenses

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 26th March 2012.

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Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Conservative, Rossendale and Darwen

To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission how much Short Money has been allocated to the Labour party since May 2010 (a) in total, (b) for travel and associated expenses and (c) for the running costs of the Leader of the Opposition's Office; and whether the House of Commons Commission holds information on the amount of such funding spent on first-class travel.

Photo of George Young George Young The Leader of the House of Commons

I have been asked to reply as Leader of the House of Commons.

The amount of Short Money received by the Labour party since May 2010 has been:

Total paid 11,070,700
Main funding 9,635,516
Leader of the Opposition's Office 1,305,192
Travel 129,992

No information is held about the class of travel.

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