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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on (a) alcohol and (b) entertainment in the last 12 months. (305535)

It is not possible to provide expenditure figures for hospitality and entertainment without incurring disproportionate costs. All entertainment and hospitality is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on the principles of Managing Public Money and the Treasury Handbook on Regularity, Propriety and Value for Money.