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Government Procurement Card

Education written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the mean average spend using a Government procurement card was per member of staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of its arm’s length bodies in (i) 2011 and (ii) 2012.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The answer is shown in the following table.

2012 1,094 6,070 1,418
2011 821 4,597 1,702

As part of the closure of ALBs on or before March 2012, the Department put in place arrangements to capture and maintain the minimum amount of information to satisfy statutory requirements. In respect of the ALBs that have now closed, we no longer hold information at the requested level of granularity.

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