Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 25th January 2023.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his Department's publication of government procurement card spending over £500 for March 2021, what services were purchased from Paul Martin on 8 March 2021; and for what purpose were they required.
This was for the Master of Ceremonies for the Department for International Trade annual Trade and Investment Awards ceremony in Spain. The award show promoted commercial relationships between the UK and Spain, promoted UK exports to Spanish audiences and showcased the UK as an investment destination. Attendees included Spanish business leaders, the former Investment Minister Lord Grimstone and the Spanish Minister for Trade, Xiana Méndez. Expenditure was subject to normal controls.
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