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Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the General Officer Commanding 2 Division spent on his entertainment budget during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in (a) 2006 and (b) each of the preceding three years. (89208)

[holding answer 9 October 2006]: The following table shows expenditure from public funds on entertainment by the General Officer Commanding 2 Division during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Financial year

Expenditure (£)

2006-07

2,400

2005-06

2,200

2004-05

2,900

2003-04

1,400

Expenditure on official entertainment is subject to strict departmental rules and compliance with the principles of propriety set out in government accounting.