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Dover House

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many times Dover House has been used to host events since May 2007; and what the cost of each such event was. (227640)

Scotland Office Ministers have hosted a total of nine events at Dover house since May 2007. The cost of each event is detailed in the following table. The Secretary of State has also granted permission for 32 other events to be held by third parties at their own expense. The purpose of all these events is to facilitate the representation of Scottish interests in the UK Parliament and Government. I am pleased that Members of Parliament from all parties have used these opportunities to meet key stakeholders, including the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire.

Event

Date

Cost (£)

Trooping the Colour reception

16 June 2007

4,605.45

Highland Year of Culture to mark and celebrate Highland 2007, Scotland’s Year of Highland Culture

4 July 2007

2,465.80

English Speaking Union, treaty of the Union Debate

20 September 2007

2,512.85

Lunch for the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

28 November 2007

4,030.31

Roundtable on child poverty for charities, campaigners and MPs

30 January 2008

1,830.75

Equality and Human Rights roundtable

29 April 2008

2,092.33

Trooping the Colour reception

14 June 2008

6,477.86

Creative Industries (PACT) roundtable for Scotland’s creative industries representatives, stakeholders, MP’s and Peers

25 June 2008

140.67

Scottish Chamber of Commerce for MP, Peers and SCC representatives

9 July 2008

147.12