§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
To ask the Prime Minister how much was spent on official entertainment at 10 Downing street in 1997–98. 
§ The Prime Minister
The cost to my office of official hospitality, including official entertainment, at 10 Downing street and Chequers in 1997–98 was £43,777.
This compares with total expenditure on entertainment at 10 Downing street during the 1996–97 financial year of £50,126.