HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 cc2-3W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the Department of Health's hospitality budget in each of the last five years. [21748]

Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on official hospitality by her Department in 1994–95. [21207]

Mr. Sackville

Expenditure on hospitality during 1994–95, including basic refreshments for meetings of expert advisory groups and working groups and for meetings with representatives of other Government Departments, voluntary organisations and public bodies is shown in the table. For details of previous years1 expenditure I refer the right hon. Member and the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member of Truro (Mr. Taylor) on 1 November 1994 at columns 1073–74.

(a) Department 229,779
(b) Agencies 32,451
Total 262,230