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Entertainment Costs

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost has been to his Department in (a) each of the last five financial years and (b) this year to date of the entertainment of foreign dignitaries and delegations. [104181]

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 24 March 2003, Official Report, column 84W.The information given includes the cost of the entertainment of foreign dignitaries and delegations incurred by Ministers and the Permanent Secretary and their Private Offices.

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was spent on hospitality and entertainment by (a) his Department, (b) his Department's agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies, in each year since 1997. [104218]

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 24 March 2003, Official Report, column 84W.Additional information for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, including its agencies, and its non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.