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Departmental Hospitality

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's expenditure was on hospitality and entertainment in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2005-06. (114045)

For 1996-97, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 20 March 2003, Official Report, column 885, to the hon. Members for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) and for North Wiltshire (Mr. Gray).

For 2005-06, the information is contained in Note 10 of our annual reports and accounts (HC 1394 of 14 July 2006), copies of which are available in the Library of the House.

The figures include expenditure by MOD Ministers.