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Departmental Conferences

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by his Department on conferences they organised which were subsequently cancelled in each of the last three years; and what the title was of each such conference. (308831)

The Department for International Development (DFID) cancelled one conference within the last three financial years, 2006-07 to 2008-09. The conference was titled ‘Tackling Overseas Bribery’ and was scheduled to take place from 3-4 September 2008. The cost of cancellation was £7,500.