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Departments: Official Hospitality

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on official hospitality in the last 12 months. (158907)

The estimated spend on Hospitality for the Department for Work and Pensions for the period October 2006 to September 2007 (inclusive) is £93,000.

Any expenditure on hospitality is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in Government Accounting and the Treasury handbook on Propriety and Regularity.