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Government Hospitality Fund

Volume 932: debated on Monday 16 May 1977

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many functions and visits involving expenditure from the Government Hospitality Fund, either as a direct call on the fund or on a repayment basis, were sponsored by each Government Department in the financial year 1976–77.

The number of functions and visits charged to the fund and the number of functions arranged on a repayment basis for Departments during the financial year 1976–77 were as follows:basis in each of the financial years 1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76; and what was the total cost attributable to each Department.

The number of functions—shown in brackets—and their total cost arranged for each Department by the Government Hospitality Fund

Agriculture, Fisheries and Food(2)367·94(6)2,602·53
Cabinet Office(5)812·92(2)330·83
Civil Service Department(8)1,864·48(12)3,061·08(9)2,232·29
Customs and Excise(2)420·57
Defence, Ministry of(17)7,788·22(11)4,094·60(15)6,930·58
Education and Science(5)1,409·52(4)581·14(2)984·13
Export Credits Guarantee(2)687·85(1)330·85(1)470·13
Foreign and Commonwealth Office(134)25,889·85(163)26,623·22(128)24,224·28
Health and Social Security(5)1,047·95(5)1,941·43(1)120·24
Home Office(3)360·13(6)1,297·72(4)1,278·47
Lord Chancellor's Office(1)106·86(1)1,028·28
Northern Ireland Office(1)151·12
Overseas Development(1)232·27(3)1,474·26(6)1,724·99
Paymaster General's Office(1)126·34(1)878·03
Post and Telecommunications(1)53·05(1)45·84
Prime Minister's Office(61)19,134·99(25)5,497·93(30)7,870·21
Trade and Industry(12)4,008·33(8)2,55·83(21)8,459·28
HM Treasury(29)2,446·52(31)3,281·69(28)8,103·25
Welsh Office(1)425·10(1)114·38