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
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?
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
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.