Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Defence written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster Conservative, North East Milton Keynes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the General Officer Commanding 2 Division spent on his entertainment budget during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in (a) 2006 and (b) each of the preceding three years.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

holding answer 9 October 2006

The following table shows expenditure from public funds on entertainment by the General Officer Commanding 2 Division during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Financial year Expenditure (£)
2006-07 2,400
2005-06 2,200
2004-05 2,900
2003-04 1,400

Expenditure on official entertainment is subject to strict departmental rules and compliance with the principles of propriety set out in government accounting.

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