State Visits: Expenditure

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on each state visit to the UK since 2003.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The costs recorded as being directly attributable to state visits in each financial year were as follows:

Costs (£)
2003-04 343,000
2004-05 495,000
2005-06 360,000
2006-07 112,000
2007-08 172,000

Information is not held in the Department's accounting system on the costs of individual visits.

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