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Departments: Official Hospitality

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to limit the amount of money spent on alcohol for hospitality purposes by her Department. (132200)

Departmental budget managers are required to observe our code of business conduct. This states hospitality such as business meals or drinks outside of normal working hours can be provided on an appropriate scale but states particular care must be taken to ensure that the provision of alcohol is limited and reasonable.