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Departments: Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many bottles of champagne his Department purchased in the last 12 months. (159928)

Amounts spent annually on alcohol for HM Treasury staff are not recorded separately from other subsistence or hospitality spending and could be disaggregated only at disproportionate cost.

Subsistence and hospitality costs are only incurred within the rules set out in the “Civil Service Management Code” as well as the Treasury’s internal guidance