Official Hospitality

Scotland written question – answered on 28th February 2013.

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Photo of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks Labour, Ochil and South Perthshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on catering and hospitality in each year since May 2010.

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

The Scotland Office expenditure for ministerial hospitality purposes in each year since. May 2010 is as shown in the following table (the following information relates to calendar years):

  Total (£)
2010 (May to December)(1)
2011 31,116.67
2012 30,948.45
2013 (January only) 5,695.00
(1) For 2010, the Scotland Office does not retain the information in the format requested.

Separate totals for catering purposes are also not recorded and therefore unavailable.

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

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