Skip to main content

Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent by his Department and its agencies on (a) alcohol and (b) entertaining in the last 12 month period for which information is available. (187787)

My Department has spent approximately £1 million on entertainment during the last 12 month period. It is not possible to separate the spend relating to alcohol from this overall figure. This spend was through its contracted service provider.

This figure also includes hospitality booked by external bodies including other Government Departments using our conference facilities. It is not possible to separate this spend from that of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.