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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on hospitality in the last 12 months. (219696)

The purchase of hospitality is recorded under the general heading of Meeting Refreshments. Details of expenditure on hospitality incurred by the Department over the last 12 months and recorded in the Department's Integrated Financial Information System are set out:

Financial Year 2007-08: £ 357,260.54

DCSF was established under Machinery of Government Changes on 28 June 2007. The response also covers those areas of responsibility held by its predecessor, the Department for Education and Skills (DFES).