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Entertainment Costs

International Development written question – answered on 1st May 2002.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Shadow Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development

(1) how much was spent by departmental special advisers on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years;

(2) how much was spent by Ministers in her Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.

Photo of Clare Short Clare Short Secretary of State, Department for International Development

In the last five years total entertainment costs for the top management in DFID breaks down as follows:

£
2001–02 12,904
2001–03 8,976
2001–04 5,440
2002–03 1,203

It is not possible to provide a breakdown as asked in the question.

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