HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 c924W
Mr. Boyes

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total cost of official entertaining in his Department in each year since 1990–91; if he will list the receptions held in each year at his Department's expense; and what was the cost of each reception.

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.

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