Departmental Official Hospitality

Wales written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Minister (Women), Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many receptions he has hosted and funded in his capacity as Secretary of State in the last 12 months; which individuals and organisations (a) were invited to and (b) attended each reception; and what the cost was of each reception.

Photo of Paul Murphy Paul Murphy The Secretary of State for Wales

Since my re-appointment as Secretary of State in January I have hosted one reception on 27 February to celebrate St. David's Day. Approximately 150 guests attended, including parliamentarians from all parties in both Houses, journalists and others with an interest in Wales. The cost of the reception was £3,059.23.

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