Department for Education written question – answered on 13th May 2016.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of hotel bookings her Department made for its (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in each of the last five years.
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It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.
In line with UK government commitments to increase transparency, the Department publishes details on our spend, including data on expenses, travel and hotel costs on GOV.UK. Publication includes all spend which, in compliance with HM Treasury guidance, does not compromise national or personal security, foreign relations or legal obligations under acts such as the Data Protection Act.
Total travel and subsistence spend is available at: http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dfe-annual-reports
Senior civil servant expenses and hospitality are published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dfe-senior-civil-servant-expenses-and-hospitality
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