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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(1) how many procurement card holders in his Department were (a) paid off-payroll, (b) employed on a part-time basis and (c) employed as a non-permanent employee in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12;
(2) on which dates his Department has published Government procurement card spending over £500 since May 2010.
The information requested is as follows:
(b) GPC cards are issued in response to a business need in line with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) GPC policy that is published on the MOJ website. The policy does not distinguish between part-time and permanent staff and therefore records are not kept. To obtain this information would be at disproportionate cost.
(c) GPC cards are issued to non-permanent staff on a fixed term contract on receipt of an approved business justification. These staff are on the MOJ payroll. Cards are not issued to agency/interim staff or consultants. Records of the number of cards issued to non-permanent staff are not kept and to obtain this information would be at disproportionate cost.
Details of all GPC transactions of £500 and above have been published on the MOJ website in accordance with Cabinet Office instructions since September 2011. The dates on which data have been published are as follows:
|Data covering period||Date published|
|April to June 2011||27 September 2011|
|July 2011||31 October 2011|
|August 2011||31 October 2011|
|September 2011||30 November 2011|
|October 2011||30 December 2011|
|November 2011||31 January 2012|
|December 2011||29 February 2012|
|January 2012||30 March 2012|
|February 2012||30 April 2012|
|March 2012||14 June 2012|