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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what records the Government Equalities Office maintains of its expenditure on (a) official hospitality and (b) alcohol for official hospitality. (240464)

Information relating to the recording of hospitality expenditure is kept locally within the GEO's finance team and monitored by internal audit and externally by the National Audit Office. Expenses for hospitality can be claimed by GEO's director general and deputy directors in accordance with departmental limits. The provision of alcohol falls under the hospitality account. We maintain records of expenditure on this account.