Departmental Official Hospitality

Scotland written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) receptions and (b) other functions have been held at (i) Melville Crescent and (ii) Dover House since 1 October 2008; what the date was of each; who attended each; and what the cost of the catering was for each.

Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The receptions and functions held in Dover House and Melville Crescent since October 2008 are listed in the following table. Where a reception was hosted by Scotland Office Ministers the cost to the Scotland Office of so doing is detailed in this table. Records are not routinely kept of those guests who attend a reception although such receptions usually attract a cross party representation of Scottish MPs, Peers, lobby correspondents and other stakeholders. Where a reception has been arranged by a third party attendees and the cost of catering are matters for the third party.

Dover House
£
1 October 2008 National Fraud Strategic Authority -
8 October 2008 CBI Scotland -
15 October 2008 Poppyscotland -
21 October 2008 David Torrance book launch -
23 October 2008 Royal Caledonian Schools Trust -
12 November 2008 UKBA -
18 November 2008 Commission on Scottish Devolution -
26 November 2008 Secretary of State's lunch for the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 3,718
27 November 2008 Scottish Development International -
15 December 2008 Community Service Volunteers -
16 December 2008 Scotch Whisky Association -
20 January 2009 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns: launch of Royal Mail commemorative stamps and Royal Mint commemorative coins 152
26 January 2009 Association of Scottish Colleges 1,938
24 February 2009 Scottish North American Business Council -
17 March 2009 CBI Scotland -
23 March 2009 Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland -
1 April 2009 Reception for media attending the G20 summit 5,065
6 May 2009 MG ALBA -
13 May 2009 Hamish McDonnell book launch -
14 May 2009 University of Stirling Alumni -
19 May 2009 Scottish Financial Enterprise -
6 June 2009 King's Own Scottish Borderers Association -
9 June 2009 Spouses in the Houses -
10 June 2009 National Trust for Scotland -
11 June 2009 Poppyscotland -
13 June 2009 Secretary of State's reception for Trooping the Colour 6,311
17 June 2009 Scottish Council for Development and Industry 2,030
6 July 2009 John Smith Memorial Trust -
15 September 2009 International Capital Conference China -
14 October 2009 Poppyscotland -
21 October 2009 Federation of Small Businesses Scotland -
27 October 2009 CBI Scotland -
3 November 2009 Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland -
25 November 2009 Secretary of State's lunch for the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 4,123
8 December 2009 Scotch Whisky Association -
9 December 2009 Crown Estate -
16 March 2010 CBI Scotland -
Melville Crescent
£
18 December 2008 Annual reception for the Scottish media 207
26 June 2009 Armed Forces Day and Veterans Scotland 2,312
23 June 2009 Ministerial dinner 751
18 August 2009 Secretary of State's reception for Edinburgh Festivals 2,426
8 October 2009 Ministerial dinner 754
27 November 2009 Women's National Commission 68
3 December 2009 Annual reception for the Scottish media 858
10 December 2009 Ministerial dinner 799
28 January 2010 Ministerial dinner 754

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