§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on official hospitality by his Department in 1994–95. 
§ Mr. Soames
My Department spent £5,103,000 on official hospitality in the financial year 1994–95. This figure includes expenditure incurred by 'he Ministry of Defence itself, by formations and establishments of the armed forces at home and abroad, and by individual officers occupying command and international appointments for which entertainment allowances are payable.