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Official Hospitality

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which people have received hospitality from her Department at (a) Hillsborough Castle, (b) Stormont and (c) other venues in each year since 2010.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

With the exception of the annual garden party, royal and presidential visits to Hillsborough Castle, hospitality is only provided by my Department to external organisations for the purpose of promoting the strategic policy objectives of the Northern Ireland Office.

Since 2010, such hospitality was provided at Hillsborough Castle and Stormont House to a range of stakeholders including those from the business, private and voluntary sectors. Since 2010, no such hospitality has been provided at other venues.

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