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Official Hospitality: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of the visit by the Chinese Ambassador and the right hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull to Mr. Chu's China Palace in Kingston upon Hull in April 2004 according to records created during the existence of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government

All expenditure on official entertainment in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was made in accordance with the guidance set out in the "Ministerial Code" and with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on the principles set out in "Government Accounting".

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