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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Official Hospitality

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency spent on hospitality and entertainment in each of the last five years. (276366)

Expenditure by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on hospitality and entertainment in each of the last five years is as follows:

Expenditure on hospitality and entertainment (£)

2004-05

214,000

2005-06

201,000

2006-07

191,000

2007-08

279,000

2008-09

1196,000

1 Provisional outturn.

DVLA adheres to the principles on the management of public money (as in HM Treasury’s handbook on Regularity and Propriety) and has very strict rules and cost limits on such expenditure. In the main, hospitality costs cover refreshments at meetings with external stakeholders and in relation to workshops held at DVLA premises.