To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant the Answer of 10 December 2018 to Question 198814 on Ministry of Defence: Integrity Initiative and with reference to the (a) invoice of 22 November 2017 to the Ministry of Defence from The Institute of Statecraft asking for payment into a bank account entitled The Integrity Initiative Programme, invoice number II 22 11 17UKR and (b) remittance advice of 4 December 2017 from the Ministry of Defence to the Institute of Statecraft, reference number 277966, contractor code K0584 / 00 for £6,788.52, what information his Department holds on that (i) invoice and (ii) remittance advice; and if he will make a statement.
7 January 2019
This payment was made by the Ministry of Defence to the Institute of Statecraft on 29 November 2017. It was included in my earlier answer on this issue (Question 200608) and was for specialist training for the Army. This payment was not identified in the Department's search in response to Question 198814 as the payment was made to The Institute of Statecraft, rather than its Integrity Initiative programme.