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Diplomatic Gifts

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what gifts purchased with public funds he has given to foreign dignitaries in each of the last nine years; what the (a) name of the recipient, (b) nature of the gift and (c) approximate value of the gift was in each case; and if he will make a statement. (95122)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when gifts have been given to overseas dignitaries at public cost by his Office in accordance with the rules set out in the Ministerial Code at paragraph 10.19; to whom such gifts were given; what the gifts were; what the value of each gift was; and whether gifts were offered in exchange in each case. (96858)

It would not be appropriate to provide details of gifts and their cost as to do so could cause offence and discourtesy.