§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his answer of 20 October,Official Report, column 235, if he will state the reason for the increase in entertainment costs in his Department from 1991–92 to 1992–93.
§ Sir John Wheeler
The previously published figures on hospitality in 1991–92 related only to the Department of Finance and Personnel. The total amount spent on official hospitality in that year by all the Northern Ireland Departments and the Northern Ireland Office was £559,220.