HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 c265W
Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the cost of official entertainment in each diplomatic residence owned by Her Majesty's Government in each of the last three years.

Mr. Goodlad

The entertainment provision for heads of mission covers activities both at diplomatic residences, whether owned or rented, and elsewhere in the country of accreditation. The cost of entertainment in each residence cannot be disaggregated from the figure for overall entertainment. For the financial years 1991–92, 1992–93 and 1993–94 the total FCO expenditure by heads of mission on entertainment was £2,077,868, £2,301,382 and £2,594,023, respectively.