Wales Office: Official Hospitality

Wales Office written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on (a) hotels, (b) hospitality, (c) food and drink and (d) transport in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The Departmental spend on hotels, hospitality, food and drink and transport in each of the last five years is set out in the table below:-

Financial Year

Hotels £

Hospitality £

Food and Drink £

Transport* £

2011/12

27,305

0

0

217,565

2012/13

35,765

0

5,297

262,513

2013/14

43,099

0

6,836

194,502

2014/15

42,834

8,439

6,285

164,712

2015/16

19,506

0

5,641

114,035

*Spend on transport relates to Ministerial cars, hire cars, rail and air.

The expenditure from 2011-12 to 2013-14 includes spend by the Commission on Devolution. The transport costs reduced in 2014-15 and further in 2015-16 with the former Secretary of State for Wales giving up use of his Ministerial car. The impact of these savings is shown in part in financial year 2014-15 and in full in financial year 2015-16. Spend on hospitality and food and drink relate to Ministerial and Commission on Devolution functions.

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