Parliamentary Question: Budget for International and domestic accomodation of the Minister


990. Mr D J Maynier (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

(1) In how many (a) international and (b) domestic hotels/guest houses was she accommodated between 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;
(2) in respect of each specified hotel/guest house, what was the (a) hotel name, (b) hotel star rating (c) city location, (d) duration of the stay, (e) purpose of the stay, (f) total cost of the accommodation and (g) breakdown of the cost of the accommodation? NW1135E


My office is responsible for my logistical arrangements and these are made in terms of the Ministerial Handbook.

When I travel abroad, I use hotels that are on the database of the South African Embassies and all the logistical arrangements are made with the assistance of the relevant Mission.

I live in government estates in both Cape Town and Pretoria and therefore do not use hotels or guest houses for the two capitals. However, when my work requires me to spend the night away from home on official business, I put up and hotels that have been security cleared.