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Departments: Official Hospitality

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by her Department on official hospitality in the last 12 months. (158932)

The Department spent £307,845 on hospitality in the last 12 months from l October 2006 to 30 September 2007.

All 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 Regularity and Propriety.