Freedom of Information: Credit Card Expenses
Thank you for your e-mail dated 8 January in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002:
".....details of credit card expenses of Crown Office departments and employees in the past two financial years, how many credit cards have been in use by the Crown Office in the past two years including how many issued to staff and at what rank, and their spending limits."
I now attach at Annex A tables showing the details of credit cards in use during the financial years 2011–2012 and 2012–2013. The first two tables show expenditure incurred on Government Procurement cards. I have attached a key to the codes which are used at the end of this letter. You will note that minus figures appear on the spreadsheets. This occurs where an item has been wrongly coded to one account and requires to be reallocated elsewhere.
The third table relates to spend on a Visa credit card between April and September 2011. This includes spending on Travel & Subsistence.
In October 2011, a new corporate credit card was introduced to replace the Visa credit card. This was in addition to the Government Procurement Card. The final two tables show expenditure on these cards.
Annex B shows the number of staff who held credit cards, including their rank. You will note that 4 cards were issued and cancelled within 2 years for which we are unable to provide details of staff grade as this information has not been retained. All cards issued are subject to a single purchase limit of £1000 and a credit limit of £10,000.