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Scotland written question – answered on 17th April 2013.

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Photo of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland with reference to the Freedom of Information request made to his Department on 23 January 2013 and responded to on 3 April 2013 on Government Procurement Cards, what was purchased from United Airlines for £263.17.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The hon. Member refers to a Freedom of Information request received on 22 January, responded to on 23 January 2013, and published on the Scotland Office website on 3 April 2013.

The purchase made from United Airlines for £263.17 was for an upgrade to the Scotland Office special adviser's flight from Scotland to the United States. The purpose was to allow the special adviser to work with the Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, on a speech to be delivered the following day at Georgetown university. The speech was made during the course of a diplomatic and trade mission to the United States and Canada.

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