§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The total cost of official entertaining in the Department in 1992–93 was £48,702; in 1993–94 it was £33,666. Figures for 1990–91 and 1991–92 are stored off-line on magnetic tape and cannot be recalled until all current end-of-year accounts for the Department have been processed. I will write to the hon. Member as soon as the figures can be obtained.