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Official Hospitality

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is her estimate of the expenditure by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies on official hospitality for (i) 1980–81, (ii) 1987–88, (iii) 1990–91, (iv) 1991–92, (v) 1992–93, (vi) 1993–94, (vii) 1994–95, (viii) 1995–96, (ix) 1996–97 and (x) 1 May to 30 September 1997. [15222]

[holding answer 11 November 1997]: The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is set out in the following table.

£ 000









1 May to 30 September 1997

Department of Social Security Headquarters1,582,93075,77854,03678,83338,52540,49315,8857,1605,149
Resettlement Agency23113600
Information Technology Services Agency13,37624,02617,5447,22941600
Benefits Agency24,22460,42982,79962,06471,56722,3313,433
Contributions Agency671,0403,6376,0213,4347,066423
Child Support Agency11,43720,4395,9923,60024,6220
War Pensions Agency1,5175,3402,2152,007506
Independent Statutory Bodies2,8103,0102,171

1 Expenditure information for 1980–81 is not available.

2 The Department's Non-Departmental Public Bodies are funded on-Vote and, as such, their expenditure prior to 1995–96 is subsumed within DSS HQ.

3 The Resettlement Agency was disbanded in 1995–96.