§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of the Department's 2001 staff Christmas party; and how many people attended. 
§ Jane Kennedy
The cost overall of the Northern Ireland Office's 2001 Christmas party was £682.50. The breakdown of this cost is as follows:
£ Catering 352.50 Band/disco 260.00 Bus hire 70.00
Tickets were sold to staff at a cost of £8.00. Approximately 120 tickets were purchased. The sale of the tickets covered the overall cost of £682.50 and the surplus was donated to charity.