Care Quality Commission: Hotels

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th June 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what hotel accommodation costs have been incurred by the Care Quality Commission in each of the last three years.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires inspection teams to visit hospital trusts and care homes for sustained periods. This allows the CQC to carry out its investigative functions and provide a thorough assessment of provider performance. The following table provides the costs incurred by the CQC on hotels and accommodation for the relevant years. Costs relating to the accounting period for 2019/20 have not been included as the accounts and audit have not yet completed.

Expenditure on hotels and accommodation by Financial Year

2017/18

2018/19

£2,870,515

£3,212,436

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