Total of cost incurred due to late night committee sitting

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to request the amount of costs occurred due to the extraordinarily long (and unforeseen) sitting of the Public Bill Committee on the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill which took place on Thursday March 26th until Friday March 27th.

By "costs incurred", I refer to costs that would not otherwise have been incurred, ie. would not have incurred had the committee finished its deliberations at the usual and foreseen time.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Bimmler

FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear Mr Bimmler,

Thank you for your email dated and received 31 March 2009.

We shall deal with your request promptly and let you have a response by
30 April 2009.

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Mandy Kelly
Freedom of Information Assistant

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FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear Mr Bimmler,
Thank you for your request of 31 March 2009 for the amount of costs occurred due to the extraordinarily long (and unforeseen) sitting of the Public Bill Committee on the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill which took place on Thursday 26 March until Friday 27 March 2009. By "costs incurred", you referred to costs that would not otherwise have been incurred, i.e. would not have incurred had the committee finished its deliberations at the usual and foreseen time.
There is in practice no fixed time by which Thursday afternoon sittings of Public Bill Committees must end. The identifiable additional costs of the Public Bill Committee on the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning sitting beyond 6pm on Thursday 26 March are estimated to be £10,741.12.
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-----Original Message-----

From: Michael Bimmler [mailto:[FOI #10024 email]]
Sent: 31 March 2009 11:25
To: FOICOMMONS
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Total of cost incurred due to late night committee sitting
Dear Sir or Madam,
I would like to request the amount of costs occurred due to the
extraordinarily long (and unforeseen) sitting of the Public Bill
Committee on the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning
Bill which took place on Thursday March 26th until Friday March
27th.
By "costs incurred", I refer to costs that would not otherwise have
been incurred, ie. would not have incurred had the committee
finished its deliberations at the usual and foreseen time.
Yours faithfully,
Michael Bimmler
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