HC Deb 30 March 1994 vol 240 c758W
Mr. Boyes

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what was the total cost of official entertaining in his Department in each year since 1990–91; if he will list the receptions held in each year at his Department's expense;and what was the cost of each reception.

Mr. Norris

The Department of Transport—excluding its agencies—has spent the following amounts on official entertainment since 1990–91:

1990–91 203,684
1991–92 169,050
1992–93 231,547
1993–94 1218,615
1 To 28 March 1994 only.

Information regarding individual receptions and the related costs is not held centrally, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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