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Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what measures are in place in the Cabinet Office to monitor expenditure on alcohol for hospitality purposes; (219606)

(2) what purchasing process is used by his Department for the procurement of alcohol for hospitality purposes.

All proposals to purchase alcohol for hospitality purposes need the prior approval pf the Cabinet Office Finance Director. The purchase of alcohol, which may be via the Government Procurement Card, by invoice or by a staff claim is monitored by the Cabinet Office Financial Management Team.