HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 c1014W
Mr. Boyes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the total cost of official entertainment 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. Goodlad

The following has been spent on official entertainment by the FCO—incorporating both the diplomatic wing and the ODA:

Year Amount £
1990–91 5,178,849
1991–92 5,700,606
1992–93 6,946,298
11993–94 6,641,945
1To date.

This is included in the running cost expenditure for my Department which is published every year in the annual report. The vast majority of this is spent overseas, at numerous official functions of various types. There is no central record of these.

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