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Crown Estate

Treasury written question – answered on 2nd July 2003.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Crown Estate has spent on (a) public relations and (b) corporate hospitality in each year since 1985.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Since 1996 the Crown Estate has spent the following sums on internal and external communications, including public affairs, the production of corporate literature, control of The Crown Estate brand and their internet and intranet websites:

(£s)
1996–97 86,560
1997–98 121,792
1998–99 168,131
1999–2000 193,782
2000–01 214,837
2001–02 207.402
2002–03 255,013

The figures relating to corporate hospitality are as follows:

(£s)
1996–1997 3,122
1997–1998 4,074
1998–1999 9,198
1999–2000 12,173
2000–2001 (1)135,415
2001–2002 7,331
2002–2003 5,937

(1) This figure includes costs for special receptions to mark the millennium that included tenants from England, Scotland and Wales.

Information for earlier years is not available.

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