HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c491W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was his entertainment budget for 1991.

Mr. Goodlad

Expenditure by both wings of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on entertainment in financial year 1991–92 is estimated at £7,102,000.

That figure includes the grant in aid to the Government hospitality fund, which meets the cost of ministerial entertainment and guest-of-Government visits for all Government Departments, and the cost of other official entertainment by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and by diplomatic missions overseas.