Department for Education: Electronic Purchasing Card Solution

Department for Education written question – answered at on 25 July 2022.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people held electronic purchasing cards that allowed them to make purchases against her Department's budget as of 31 March 2022.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Education)

As of 8 July 2022, 77 officials hold electronic purchasing cards that allow them to make purchases on behalf of the Department for Education. This number comprises 57 officials in the department and 20 officials in its executive agencies.

While the population of officials holding cards is largely static, it has not been possible to verify the exact number on 31 March 2022 in the time available to respond.

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