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Ministerial Residences

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on how many occasions he used Dorneywood for entertainment at public expense in each year since 1997. (75032)

The position remains as in the answer given to the hon. Member by the then hon. Member for Shipley (Christopher Leslie) on 28 March 2003, Official Report, column 484W. The total cost came to £40.

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much was spent on maintenance of his official residences in 2005-06; and what the market value is of each. (71066)

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer given on 21 June 2006, Official Report, column 1866W to the hon. Member for Wimbledon (Stephen Hammond).

The maintenance of Dorneywood is a matter for the Dorneywood Trust, whose accounts are filed with the Charity Commission as is required. There is no cost to the public purse for the maintenance of Dorneywood.