§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how much his Department spent on official hospitality in 1994–95 and the financial year to date; and 637W what is the 1995–96 projected budget for official hospitality. 
Mr. John M. Taylor
The cost of hospitality for my Department, including agencies, was £712,309 in 1994–95. Figures for this financial year up to 30 November are £411,047.
The projected budget for 1995–96 is £734,657.