To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Christmas functions (a) he, (b) officials from his Department and (c) officials from its executive agencies (i) hosted and (ii) attended in 2007-08; what the cost to the public purse was; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State attended the following Christmas functions in 2007-08:
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State hosted one Christmas function, a reception for journalists, on
The Department does not collect information about the Christmas functions hosted or attended in 2007 or to be hosted or attended in 2008 by officials in the Department or officials in executive agencies and to do so would incur disproportionate cost.