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Official Hospitality

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Prime Minister what Government expenditure on Ministerial hospitality was in the financial years (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08, expressed in current prices. (234356)

I refer the hon. Member to the written statement I made on 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 108-10WS, and the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Cleethorpes (Shona McIsaac) on 25 July 2007, Official Report, column 1108W. I also refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my predecessor, the right hon. Tony Blair, on 11 October 2006, Official Report, column 788W, and the answer given by my noble Friend the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 21 July 2005, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA261.

Expenditure on other ministerial hospitality is a matter for the relevant Department.