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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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. (241246)

It is not possible to provide the requested information without incurring disproportionate cost.

All spending on official entertainment is made in accordance with the principles set out in Managing Public Money. This document is available on HM Treasury's web-site:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/psr_mpm_index.htm