HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 c950W
Mr. Boyes

To ask the Attorney-General what was the total cost of official entertaining in the Law Officers' Departments in each year since 1990–91; if he will list the receptions held in each year at the Departments' expense; and what was the cost of each reception.

The Solicitor-General

The total cost of official entertainment in the departments for which I am responsible in each year since 1990–91 is set out in the table below. Those figures are included in the running costs expenditure for each department and are published in the annual report. The entertainment budget is used for a variety of functions including receptions. Separate figures are not kept for individual functions.

1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 21993–94
£ £ £ £
Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers Not available 7,000 3,900 4,700
Treasury Solicitor's Department Not available 2,700 1,700 2,100
Government Property Lawyers Agency 1 1 1 3,600
Crown Prosecution Service 14,700 19,500 20,700 11,500
Serious Fraud Office 7,500 2,900 3,700 4,800
1Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. The Government Property Lawyers Agency came into existence on 1 April 1993.

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