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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by her Department and its agencies on entertaining in the last 12 months. (187815)

During the last 12 months the Department has spent £377,390 on hospitality.

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.

The response from the Department's agencies is as follows:


Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre


Fire Service College


Planning Inspectorate


Ordnance Survey


1 Could be supplied only at disproportionate cost