§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what has been the total amount spent on296W official hospitality by (a) her Department and (b) her agencies for each year since 1990.
§ Mr. Forth
The information is as follows:
DES/DFE £'000s Teachers' pensions agency £'000s Total £'000s 1990–91 57 — 57 1991–92 86 — 86 1992–93 95 1 96 1993–94 87 1 88
The cost of official hospitality in each of these years is included in the running cost expenditure for the Department which is published every year in the departmental report. Official hospitality includes the costs of teas and coffees, buffet lunches and dinners.