HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 cc966-7W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. [5590]

Mr. Howard

In 1994–95, the cost of hospitality in my Department, including its executive agencies, was £27,468. This differs from the provisional figure given in my answer of 1 May,Official Report, column 94. That figure—£48,293—has been revised on the basis of subsequent further analysis which revealed that some expenditure originally, and provisionally, classified as hospitality should have been classified as other administrative costs. Expenditure on hospitality for the financial year to date is £27,558.

The projected budget for 1995–96 is £60,570.