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Crown Estate Commissioners

Treasury written question – answered on 18th February 2008.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) how much the Crown Estate spent on its communications department in each of the last five years;

(2) how much the Crown Estate spent on hospitality in each of the last five years;

(3) what the cost of producing the Crown Estate's annual reports was in each of the last five years.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The information requested is given in the table.

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Communication Department (staff costs)(1) 133 138 131 235 272
Hospitality 6 10 10 6 5
Annual Reports (including Corporate Responsibility Report, since 2003-04)(2) 90 126 131 132 132
(1) Figures given are for the staff costs of the Crown Estate's Communication Department.

(2) In 2003-04, the Crown Estate's first Corporate Responsibility Report was published, and the costs given in the aforementioned answer for 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 include costs for both the Annual Report and the Corporate Responsibility Report.

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