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Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what purchasing process is used by his Department for the procurement of alcohol for hospitality purposes. (219944)

DFID does not encourage expenditure on or consumption of alcohol in relation to hospitality. Therefore there are no specific processes for the purchase of alcohol. All entertainment and hospitality expenditure is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on the principles of Managing Public Money and the Treasury Handbook on Regularity, Propriety and Value for Money.