Jim Cunningham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2016-05-19.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to his Department was of hotel bookings made for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials of his Department in each of the last five years.

Mr David Lidington

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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-and-commonwealth-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2014-to-2015

Information on our Ministers expenses and hospitality are published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/minister-data