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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) alcohol and (ii) entertainment in the last 12 months. (305538)

The core-Department's financial system does not have expenditure categories for alcohol and entertainment. All expenditure has to be incurred in accordance with the principles of Managing Public Money and the HM Treasury handbook on Regularity and Propriety.