Departmental Expenditure (Entertainment)

Education and Skills written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his latest estimate is of the amount spent by his Department on official entertainment in each year from 1996–97 to 2004–05.

Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills

All 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. The following table sets out such spending in £000s for DfES and its predecessor Department in the relevant years.

Department for Education and Employment Department for Education and Skills
1996–97 24
1997–98 21
1998–99 31
1999–2000 21
2000–01 20
2001–02 11
2002–03 16
2003–04(17) 18
2004–05 Not available

(17) Estimated outturn.

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