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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on (a) conference services and (b) banqueting services in each of the last five years. (274494)

The total departmental spend on management conferences is shown in the table. The Department does not have banqueting events.

All expenditure is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in Managing Public Money and the Treasury handbook on Regularity and Propriety.

£

2003-04

12,922,099

2004-05

11,432,515

2005-06

11,229,879

2006-07

12,181,384

2007-08

12,030,270

Source:

General ledger.

The figures for 2008-09 are not yet available.