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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what his Department spent on Ministerial hospitality in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08, expressed in current prices. (241123)

My Department does not keep records of ministerial hospitality in this form, and the information could be extracted only at disproportionate cost.

All spending on official entertainment is made in accordance with the principles set out in Managing Public Money.