- I would like a breakdown of the ten highest-costing hotel rooms booked by the House of Commons travel office in the 2013-2014 financial year. For each of these, please specify the following details:
-For who the booking was made.
-The dates they stayed at the hotel - and the number of nights they were booked in for.
-The reason for the trip
-The full address of the hotel.
-The type of room booked for them - and any changes made to the booking.
-The cost of the room per night. If additional expenses were incurred, e.g. use of the minibars, please provide details of these.
The Parliamentary Travel Office provides a bespoke travel service for Members, Peers, the House of Commons Service, the House of Lords Service and a number of other organisations based within the Parliamentary Estate.
It should be noted that where MPs have stayed in a hotel as part of their Select Committee duties, the accommodation has been booked centrally by committee staff rather than by the Member.
The information held by the House of Commons for 2013/14 ( PDF 222 KB) (CSV version ( CSV 2 KB)). This list shows only those publicly-funded hotel costs that are attributable to the House of Commons.
- The same for 2012 – 2013 ( PDF 218 KB) (CSV version ( CSV 2 KB)).
Please note that in both these tables we have supplied the name and location of the hotel. The full hotel address is not held by the House of Commons, but is publicly available via the internet. The type of room that was booked and further changes to the booking is not held.
In some cases the House has provided accommodation for those giving evidence to or supporting a committee. Names of these individuals along with those of the committee staff have been redacted from these tables. This information is exempt by virtue of section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the exemption for personal information), as disclosure of this information to the public generally, in the House’s view, would not be consistent with data protection principles in the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This is an absolute exemption and the public interest test does not apply.