16 October 2015 - NW3691
Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Finance
Whether, with reference to (a) the statement by the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, that it is crucial to tighten the belt on expenses and (b) the fact that departmental staff travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town weekly to attend portfolio committee meetings, do financial statistics exist in his department regarding ministerial and departmental travel expenses; if not, why not; if so, what was the actual cost incurred by (i) each Minister, (ii) each Deputy Minister and (iii) each State department for (aa) car rentals, (bb) hotel accommodation, (cc) domestic flights, (dd) international flights and (ee) chartered flights in the (aaa) 2012-13, (bbb) 2013-14 and (ccc) 2014-15 financial years?
All the statistics that the Honourable Member is requesting already exist within specific breakdowns. The records are accessible from each Department.