Parliamentary Question: DoD SMS Entertainment Allowances

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION 1247
1.Mr D.J. MAYNIER (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND MILITARY VETERANS:

Whether her department budgeted for the entertainment expenses of senior management members in each of the (a)(i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06, (iii) 2006-07, (iv) 2007-08, (v) 2008-09 and (vi) 2009-10 financial years and (b) during the period 01 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, (a) what was the total amount spent in respect of each specified financial year in respect of each specified senior management member and (b) what is the breakdown of the total amount spent in each specified financial year? NW1406E
2.REPLY
a.The Department budgeted for entertainment expenses for the financial years mentioned. This expenditure is managed in terms of National Treasury guidelines.
b.Tabled below the categories spent for the years requested:

Sn

Categories of Entertainment Expenses

Paid 2004

 

Rm

Paid 2005

 

Rm

Paid 2006

 

Rm

Paid 2007

 

Rm

Paid 2008

 

Rm

Paid 2009

 

Rm

Paid 2010

 

Rm

 

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

1

Service and Divisional Chiefs (SMS members)

0,910

1,060

2,739

2,334

1,645

1,415

0,006

2

Corporate Liaison

1,171

1,151

1,385

2,485

3,876

4,681

0,135

3

Foreign Military Attachés (Missions)

0,952

0,817

0,692

0,995

0,856

0,900

0

4

Total 

3,033

3,028

4,816

5,814

6,377

6,996



0,141