(2) how many receptions he plans to host for representatives of print and broadcast media in 2010.
I have held three receptions for journalists covering the Department's sectors since October 2008. The costs of these were £1,864.54, £1,251.25 and £1,431.70. Approximately 50 people attended each event.
No receptions are currently planned, but will be considered over the course of the year as part of normal departmental business.