HC Deb 13 March 1987 vol 112 c319W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Prime Minister what has been the cost of official entertaining at (a) Chequers and (b) Downing street during each year from 1979 to 1986.

The Prime Minister

The costs are not available in the form requested. The total annual costs of official entertaining by my office were given in my reply to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) on 23 February, at columns53–4.