§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much his Department spent on official hospitality in 1994–95 and the financial year to date: and what is the 1995–96 projected budget for official hospitality. 
§ Mr. Boswell
In 1994–95 the cost of hospitality, which is included in the running cost budget of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, excluding its agencies, was £64,092.62. The figure for the financial year to date (30 November 1995) is £37,077.65.
The projected budget for 1995–96 is £57,000.