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Lord Levy

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to public funds was of the reception held to mark the departure of Lord Levy; and what contribution to the total cost was made by Lord Levy. (150254)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the then Minister for Europe (Mr. Hoon) to the hon. Member for Angus (Mr. Weir) on 12 June 2007, Official Report, column 982W. The final cost was £6,000.

As my right hon. Friend the former Foreign Secretary (Margaret Beckett) was hosting the event, all costs were met by her entertainment budget. My noble Friend Lord Levy did not contribute towards the final cost.