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Public Duty Costs Allowance

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL81, tabled on 5 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 14 May (WA512), where all past public duty cost allowance audit reports compiled by the National Audit Office, including all (1) submitted receipts, and (2) supporting documentation provided in support of former Prime Ministers' claims, may be accessed; and whether they will place copies of all such audit reports, regarding each former Prime Minister's spending in the last 20 years, in the Library of the House.

Answered on

18 June 2014

The Public Duty Cost Allowance (PDCA) is subject to audit, both by Internal Audit and the National Audit Office. Relevant supporting documentation is provided in support of claims. The Certificate and Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General to the House of Commons is published as part of the Cabinet Office Annual Report. Copies of the Annual Report can be found at:

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Cabinet Office