Catering

HM Treasury written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on catering and hospitality since May 2010.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The provision of hospitality, at functions within HM Treasury for Treasury staff, other Whitehall civil servants and non-executive directors has been prohibited since 1 July 2010. Hospitality may be provided where external guests are present. The attendance of Treasury staff at such meetings is dependent on a necessary business need and their number should not exceed the number of external guests.

£000

HMT( 1)

DMO( 1)

APA( 2)

2002-03

208

1

n/a

2003-04

116

1

n/a

2004-05

213

1

n/a

2005-06

256

1

n/a

2006-07

170

1

n/a

2007-08

125

1

n/a

2008-09

91

10

n/a

2009-10

116

1

0

(1) Data for HM Treasury and DMO are only available from 2002-03 due to the introduction of a new accounting system in that year.

(2) APA was formed in December 2009.

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