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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 528W, how much of the amount spent on planning and staging the event at The Grove was spent on (a) food, (b) drink and (c) travel to the event. (307809)

The gross amount spent on (a) food (b) drink and (c) travel from the budget allocated to planning and staging the event are as follows.








There was also a total amount of £44,297 spent on day delegate rates. This included some provision for food and drink, but also covered other costs such as hotel staff, room hire, use of audio visual equipment and use of hotel facilities.

In addition, from a separate budget, we spent £3,446 on travel to the event for speakers and c&binet ambassadors.