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Departmental Running Costs

Volume 268: debated on Wednesday 20 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the estimate of the cost of running his departmental office, and that of his predecessor, for each year since 1990–91 with an estimate for the current year, broken down into (a) telephone bills, (b) total staff costs, (c) press and communications, (d) entertainment, (e) alcoholic drinks, (f) non-alcoholic drinks, (g) stationery, (h) office refurbishment and (i) other. [6401]

The information requested will take some time to compile; I will write to the hon. Gentleman shortly.