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Safe to Be Me Conference: Expenditure

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 155906, tabled on 19 April 2022

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what are the total costs incurred to date by her Department in preparation towards the Safe to Be Me: A Global Equality Conference.

Answered on

26 April 2022

We announced our decision to cancel Safe To Be Me: A Global Equality Conference on 6 April 2022. Expenditure to that point, and due to the cancellation, is estimated to be between £0.41 million and £0.61 million.

We are engaging our suppliers to determine whether any costs can be recovered for work that had not yet been undertaken. We are also exploring whether any commitments made could be deferred to support future government events. As a result, these figures are provisional but represent the upper range of the costs the government will incur. The final position will be reflected in departmental accounts in the usual way.

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