Departmental Gifts

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 26th February 2009.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many members of staff in his Department have received gifts valued at £100 or higher in the course of their duties since his Department's creation; what these gifts were; and from whom they were received.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change

Since the Department's creation on 3 October 2008, one member of DECC staff has received a gift valued at £100 or higher in the course of their duties, as follows:

Date gift received Description Value (£) Gift received from Reason for gift Outcome
December 2008 12 bottles of red wine (1)120 Linklaters Thank you for speaking at seminar at short notice Staff member retained gift and made donations of equivalent value to charities
(1) Estimated

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