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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Prime Minister what was the cost of entertainment and hospitality in Downing Street and Chequers in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08. (241585)

To ask the Prime Minister what records his Office maintains of its expenditure on (a) official hospitality and (b) alcohol for official hospitality. (240458)

Details of the cost of entertainment and hospitality in Downing Street and Chequers are published annually.

For information for 2007-08 I refer the hon. Members to the written statement I made on 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 108-10WS. For information for 2006-07 I refer the hon. Members to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Cleethorpes (Shona McIsaac) on 25 July 2007, Official Report, column 1108W.