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Wines

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated value of his Department’s wine stores is. (209581)

It is not MOD policy to hold stores of wine. Small amounts that are purchased from public funds, as required, for specific functions as part of official entertainment are not accounted for centrally, and their total value could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

MOD’s own regulations on the provision of official entertainment are contained in JSP 462 (Financial Management Policy Manual), a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.