Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Hospitality

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many hospitality and facilities expenses exceeded £5,000 in the last financial year; and who the recipients of that hospitality was.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

​In the Financial Year 2017-18 Government Hospitality in Protocol Directorate organised 37 events whose costs amounted to £5000 or more. The events were hosted to mark the following occasions:

NSA Farewell Reception

Commercial Courts Dinner

Somalia Conference Welcome Reception

Somalia Conference Catering

Ukraine Conference Catering

FCO Leadership Conference

DIT Reception

FS Summer Reception

World Hydrography Day Recption

P3+3 Libya Conference

International Shipping Week Reception

ASEAN 50th Anniversary Reception

Belvedere Forum Reception

Central European FM and PD Meeting and Lunch

DIT Investors Dinner

Wardrop Dialogue Reception

Remembrance Sunday

Defence Council Reception

Civil Service Awards

OTD Conference

OTD JMC Reception

HMRC Peoples' Awards

IMO 30th Anniversary Reception

DIT Christmas Reception

UK China P2P Dialogue

FS Christmas Reception

UK-Japan FM and Defence Lunch

UK-France Summit Lunch

UK-France Summit Reception

Education World Forum Reception

Baltic Reception

Belvedere Forum

Patient Safety Conference Reception

St David's Day Reception

UKTI Security Policing Reception

UK - KSA Social Inclusion Dinner

FS Hosted Commonwealth Reception

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