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Departmental Official Hospitality

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what receptions and events have been hosted by his Department since May 2010, including those sponsored by a third party.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

DECC uses a wide range of methods and channels to ensure stakeholders and the public are engaged with its policies. This includes hosting events itself, and where appropriate jointly with stakeholders, across the UK to maximise reach and value for money.

However, a comprehensive list of all receptions and events hosted by DECC since May 2010 is not held centrally and to assemble the information would entail disproportionate cost.

Engagement activity including events is reported regularly on the Department's website at


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