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Defence Estates: Official Hospitality

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 24 October 2007, Official Report, column 332W, on Defence Estates: Official Hospitality, in reviewing the background of the Sergeant Biddiss Charity event held at RAF Brize Norton what criteria were assessed by officials considering the nature of the event. (170845)

Officials of Defence Estates took into account the charitable nature of the event and specifically the participants i.e. serving military personnel, and the very low marginal cost where the cost of collecting would be greater than the amount charged.