Status on the total Rand Value of Amount that was spent by Officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs on Hotel Accommodation and Conferencing Facilities hired by her Department during the period from 01 October 2007 to 31 March 2008

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 1170

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 20 OF 27 JUNE 2008

MR W J SEREMANE (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

1. (a) The Minister is asked to indicate what was the total rand value of amount was spent by officials of her department on

i) Hotel accommodation procured for her departmental officials, and
ii) Conferencing facilities hired by her department during the period 01 October 2007 to 31st March 2008

.. (b) In each case, what percentage was spent at establishments graded by the Tourism Grading Council?

2. Whether there are any barriers to making use of graded facilities; if not, why is the use of graded facilities not higher; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1910E

 REPLY:

1. (a) During the period 01 October 2007 to 31 March 2008, the Department incurred the following expenditure:   

(i) Hotel Accommodation                      R63, 807, 912
(ii)Conferencing facilities                     R29, 045,656

...(b) The Department procures its accommodation and conference facility requirements from Service Providers that are graded by the Tourism Grading Board.

2. NO


 

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