§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what has been the total amount spent on official hospitality by(a) his Department and (b) his agencies for each year since 1990.382W
§ Mr. Goodlad
The following has been spent on official hospitality by the FCO and ODA, in the United Kingdom and overseas.
Year £pounds 1990–91 5,178,849 1991–92 5,700,606 1992–93 6,946,298 1993–94 7,488,121 1994–95 (to date) 3,592,503
The following has been spent on official hospitality by the ODA's agency, the Natural Resources Institute:
Year £pounds 1990–91 3,836 1991–92 4,813 1992–93 3,624 1993–94 4,952 1994–95 (to date) 938
There is no separate official hospitality budget for the FCO's agency, Wilton Park. The small amount involved is subsumed in the agency running costs and cannot be extracted without disproportionate cost.