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Departmental Official Hospitality

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of each. (324415)

It is not possible to provide the requested information without incurring disproportionate cost.

All such expenditure is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on the principles of Managing Public Money and the Treasury handbook on Regularity and Propriety.