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Government Hospitality

Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much Government Hospitality spent on (a) champagne, (b) wine, (c) china, (d) cutlery and (e) venue hire in 2008-09. (300704)

In the financial year 2008-09 Government Hospitality recorded the following expenditure:

Wines and spirits: £121,939 (including £27,136 spent on Champagne)

China: £150

Cutlery: £5,896

Government Hospitality does not meet venue hire costs for functions it organises at non-Government venues.