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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on Ministerial hospitality in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08, expressed in current prices. (241245)

From information held centrally the core Department spent the following sums on ministerial hospitality for the years in question expressed in current prices taking 2004 as the base year:

Expenditure (£)

2004-05

15,521.31

2005-06

18,445.98

2006-07

13,346.71

2007-08

4,906.65