§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much public money will be spent on entertaining, Christmas decorations and other festive activities this Christmas season by his Department and Government agencies answerable to his Department; and of this sum how much will be spent in(a) Ministers' private offices and official residences including No. 1 Carlton gardens and Chevening and (b) United Kingdom embassies and official residences abroad.
§ Mr. Goodlad
Disaggregated information of this nature is not available. The costs are covered by the entertainment expenditure of the FCO, including its post abroad, and the ODA, and their agencies. For the financial year ended April 1994, this was £7,493,073.