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Departments: Official Hospitality

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by his Department on official hospitality in the last 12 months. (158896)

Total spend on entertainment within administration cost budgets in the last 12 months was £245,500.

This figure includes working breakfasts and lunches, refreshments at meetings and official entertainment.

All entertainment is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in Government Accounting.