Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided to the G20 Voice programme; and for what purposes such funding was used.£50,000? Was it really necessary? I suppose it doesn't matter if it's not your money that you're spending.
Mr. Thomas: The total amount of funding provided by the Department for International Development for the G20 Voice programme was £49,700. This covered travel and subsistence costs for bloggers from the developing world; technical support and costs associated with the briefing day. Initial indications show that the programme reached a global audience of 14 million.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Taxpayers paid £50,000 for Bloggers to attend G20.