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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department has spent on (a) conference services and (b) banqueting services in each of the last five years. (274513)

The Department (including UKTI) has spent the following on conference services in the last five years:

£

2004-05

1,765,251

2005-06

2,043,380

2006-07

938,688

2007-08

348,111

2008-09

929,585

The Department does not distinguish or have an Accounting Code entitled “banqueting services”, so no expenditure has been recorded under this title.