18 April 2019 - NW127
Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs
With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her Department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 01 April 2018?
(a)(i) and (ii); (b)(i) and (ii); (c); and (d)(i) and (ii).
The total expenditure incurred by the Department, in terms of travel privileges by former Ministers and Deputy Ministers as well as their related family members, had always formed part of the audited Departmental Annual Reports that are submitted to Parliament at specific intervals after the close of each financial year. The same process, as outlined above, would be followed in terms of the current financial year.