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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much her Department has spent on organising and hosting conferences in the last 12 months. (93100)

It would only be possible to determine the total spent on organising and hosting conferences at disproportionate cost.

However, in the 12 months between October 2005 and September 2006, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spent a total of £2,432,058.92 under the broader heading of “Inward Visits/UK Conferences”. This heading also includes the FCO’s expenditure on inward visits by foreign Ministers and officials, and for attendance by officials at conferences organised by others, as well as on organising and hosting conferences.