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Government Hospitality

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to which functions the Government Hospitality Fund provided services in 2008-09; and which Department hosted each such event. (300432)

In the financial year 2008-09 Government Hospitality managed 213 functions hosted by Ministers or permanent secretaries for the following Government Departments:

The Office of the Prime Minister; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the Ministry of Defence; the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; the Ministry of Justice; the Department for International Development; the Home Office; the Department for Children Families and Schools; the Department for the Energy and Climate Change; the Department of Health; HM Treasury; the Cabinet Office, and the Office of the Attorney-General.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent by Government Hospitality in 2008-09. (300705)

In the financial year 2008-09 Government Hospitality in Protocol Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office recorded the following: expenditure on functions, equipment, laundry, porterage, flowers, wines, spirits and soft drinks was £488,044.