Departmental Official Hospitality

Scotland written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on hospitality for events hosted by each Minister in his Department in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Scotland Office expenditure on hospitality for events hosted by each Scotland Office Minister in each of the last 12 months is as shown in the following table:

£
Secretary of State for Scotland Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland Advocate - General for Scotland
2010      
October 626.73 0.00 0.00
November 1,396.42 0.00 0.00
December 3,259.11 0.00 0.00
       
2011      
January 855.00 0.00 0.00
February 1,246.77 0.00 0.00
March 463.35 0.00 0.00
April 0.00 0.00 0.00
May 0.00 120.00 0.00
June 5,291.27 0.00 0.00
July 0.00 0.00 68.67
August 6,221.25 0.00 0.00
September 10.44 300.00 0.00
Total 19,370.34 420.00 68.67

All expenditure incurred was in accordance with the principles of Managing Public Money and the Treasury handbook on Regularity and Propriety.

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