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Departments: Official Hospitality

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent in total on travel, subsistence and hospitality in the last year for which audited figures are available. (157685)

As stated in the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Resource Accounts 2006-07 (HC 836, 12 July 2007), the total expenditure on travel, subsistence and hospitality was £5.709 million, including expenditure for the Government offices.

All expenditure incurred on travel, subsistence and hospitality by civil servants and Ministers of the Department is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Management Code and the Ministerial Code and Travel by Ministers, as well as published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in Government Accounting.