HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 cc14-5W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how much was spent on official hospitality by his Department in 1994–95. [21200]

Mr. Heseltine

The provisional unaudited outturn figures for 1994–95 are as follows:

Area of department £
1. Centre DTI (excluding net controlled agencies and trading funds) 508,519
2. Net controlled agencies and trading funds Accounts Services Agency 300
Companies House 18,289
Laboratory of the Government Chemist 28,000
National Engineering Laboratory 13,500
National Physical Laboratory 83,799
Patent Office 15,000
Radiocommunications Agency 35,842
Total 703,249