§ Fiona Mactaggart
Home Office expenditure on official entertainment is made in accordance with departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety based on the principles set out in Government Accounting.1367W
The following figures relate to the cost of entertaining non-civil servants (hospitality ) and civil servants (management entertainment). Details of such expenditure have only been held centrally since 1997–98.
The increase in expenditure from 1999–2000 is due to an element of incorrect expenditure coding, resulting in the inclusion of accommodation and subsistence costs. It is not possible, without incurring disproportionate cost, to separate these costs and, consequently, these figures are not directly comparable with those provided in previous years.
Total (£) 1997–98 37,747 1998–99 44,415 1999–2000 94,370 2000–01 108,925 2001–02 75,808 2002–03 70,591 2003–04 89,072
Forecast figures for the year 2004–05 are not available.