HC Deb 20 October 1994 vol 248 cc295-6W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what has been the total amount spent on 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.