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Official Receptions

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Ed Balls): I have today published a list of official receptions held by my Department in the financial year 2008-09.

The total cost of official receptions held by Ministers at the Department for Children, Schools and Families for the financial year 2008-09 was £4,763.00 (£12.00 per head).

Official Receptions Hosted by Ministers at the Department for Children, Schools and Families 2008-09

Date

Event

Number

Host

16.07.08

Summer drinks with Stakeholder

75

Secretary of State and Ministers

17.07.08

Annual Summer reception for media correspondents

50

Secretary of State and Ministers

09.10.08

SEN Information Bill reception

33

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools and Learners

09.12.08

Annual Winter reception for media correspondents

50

Secretary of State and Ministers

11.12.08

Christmas drinks with Stakeholders

128

Secretary of State and Ministers

12.02.09

Child Health Strategy Stakeholder reception

50

Secretary of State and Ministers