§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent by his Department on official hospitality in 1989–90.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The estimated expenditure on official hospitality by both wings of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the financial year 1989–90 is £6.4 million.
This figure includes the grant in aid to the Government hospitality fund which meets the costs of ministerial entertainment and guest of Government visits for all Government Departments.