To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the expenditure of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies on hospitality since 7 May 2015.
14 December 2017
The total spend of the Scotland Office on hospitality since May 2015 is as follows:
2015-2016 £ 8,987.00
2016-2017 £ 453.35
The 2015-16 figure includes food and drink spend for both events and hospitality, as these were not recorded separately. From 2016, events spend has been recorded separately to hospitality spend. This is reflected in the figures above.