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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what expenditure his Department incurred on hospitality extended by Ministers in the financial year (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08 in current prices. (318829)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many receptions he has hosted for representatives of print and broadcast media since October 2008; how much each reception cost; and how many people attended each. (318830)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many receptions he has hosted for representatives of print and broadcast media since 2008; how much each reception cost; and how many people attended each. (319350)

I refer the hon. Members to the written ministerial statements made by my right hon. Friend Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 84WS, and 13 October 2009, Official Report, column 15WS.

Information for the current financial year will be published later in the year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on ministerial hospitality in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08, expressed in current prices. (319349)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many receptions he plans to host in 2010 for representatives of print and broadcast media. (319351)