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Hospitality and Travel Costs

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what the evidential basis was for his statement of 13 December 2006, Official Report, column 858, that the Government have spent less on hospitality and travel than the previous Administration; (110374)

(2) what the total amount spent on catering, hospitality and official entertainment by his predecessor as Deputy Prime Minister was in 1996-97.

[holding answers 19 December 2006]: I refer the hon. Member to the answers given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 9 February 1998, Official Report, column 16, on 22 July 2004, Official Report, column 465W, and on 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 1808W.