Department for Work and Pensions: Official Hospitality

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th April 2018.

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Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department’s guidance on hospitality is in accordance with financial procedures and propriety, based on the principles set out in Government Accounting.

Given the nature of this type of expenditure, it is likely that there will be some variation in the levels incurred year on year but in the context of the overall budget managed by the Department, the amounts incurred shown in the table below are less than 0.0001% of overall expenditure.

Expenditure on hospitality in each of the last five years is set out in the table below.

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Hospitality

£868

£4,220

£4,826

£3,081

£7,164

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