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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by her Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of each. (324664)

The information requested is not collated centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The Department's policies on hospitality are set out in the DWP Hospitality Framework. This framework is based on the principles set out in Managing Public Money and the Treasury handbook on Regularity, Propriety and Value for Money.

A copy of the DWP Hospitality Framework is being deposited in the Library.