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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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. (241234)

The Department’s accounting system does not separately record information on expenditure on ministerial hospitality and this could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

All expenditure on hospitality is made in accordance with published departmental guidance, based on the principles set out in Managing Public Money.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guests attended the dinner hosted by his Department at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool on 20 November 2008. (250250)

The following people attended the launch event for the Creativity and Business International Network on 20 November 2008.

Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Barbara Follett, Minister for Culture and Creative Industries and Tourism

Jon Zeff, Director, Media, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Martha Kearney, Journalist (acting as moderator)

Andy Duncan, Chief Executive, Channel 4

Boko Inyundo, Global Sector Manager Linklaters LLE

Chris Clarke, CEO, Nitro Group

Ian Findlay, Director, Ariadne Capital

Jatin Das, Artist

Jocelyn Stevenson, Creative Director, TT Animation

John Smith, Chief Executive, BBC Worldwide

Julia Barfield, Founder Director, Marks Barfield Architects

Laurence Green, Founding Partner and Chairman, Fallon London

Lorna Tilbian, Executive Director, Numis Corporation plc.

Lucian Grainge, Chairman and Chief Executive, Universal Music Group International

Mark Thompson, Director-General, BBC

Martin Lambie-Naim, Founder ML-N Brand Consultancy

Nicholas Coleridge, Managing Director Condé Nast Publications UK, and Vice-President Condé Nast International

Patrick McKenna, Chief Executive, Ingenious Media

Paul Bennett, Managing Partner, Europe and Chief Creative Officer IDEO

Peter Molyneux, Founder and CEO, Lionhead Studios

Phil Redmond, Chair of National Museums Liverpool

Spencer Hyman, Chief Operating Officer, Last.fm

Tony Orsten, Chief Executive Officer, twofour54