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Government Hospitality: Wines

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 835W, on Government hospitality: wines, what proportion of the backlog of data has been cleared since the date of that answer. (320075)

Work on the Share Point Users database for the Government Hospitality Cellar is on-going and is undertaken by one civil servant as part of a much wider range of duties and priorities. We are working towards a completion date of July 2010 for the system to be fully updated.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received for information about the Government wine cellar in the last three years. (320093)

Between 2007 and the end of 2009 Government Hospitality (GH) received 18 requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relating to the Government Hospitality wine cellar or the GH Advisory Committee for the Purchase of Wine. So far in 2010 GH has received five Freedom of Information requests.