The Scotland Office was established in its present form on 1 July 1999. The following number of events have been held in Dover House in the three full years since then:
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The majority of the above have been events sponsored by third parties, often charities, using Dover House as a venue to support work they are doing in Scotland. For example, in 2000–01 and 2001–02, 14 of the events held were third party receptions and in 2002–03, 20 of the events held were third party receptions (with no costs accruing to the Department). The hon. Member himself was instrumental in Dover House being used as a venue to promote tourism as a spin off from the production of a television programe which was filmed in his constituency.