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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 Health what is his estimate of the cost of running his departmental office, and that of his predecessor, for each year since 1990–91 including 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. [6383]

The available information is shown in the table:

Financial year1Total staff cost £Hospitality 2 £
Expenditure on the other items is not collected in the format requested but is included in the running cost expenditure of my Department, which is published in the Departmental report.

1 Information is not available for 1990–91 or 1991–92.

2 Expenditure on hospitality includes entertainment, alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks.

3 Estimated.