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Department for Education: Public Expenditure

Question for Department for Education

UIN 124714, tabled on 24 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department spent on (a) art, (b) wine and (c) hospitality in each of the last seven financial years for which figures are available.

Answered on

2 February 2018

The department has spent the following on hospitality in the last seven financial years:

Financial year

Amount (£)

2016-17

1,952.51

2015-16

8,151.45

2014-15

3,237.68

2013-14

625.73

2012-13

928.86

2011-12

68.63

2010-11

3,903.53

The department does not hold specific data for how much has been spent on art and wine in the last seven financial years, only information on items that have been ordered from the government wine cellar (one occasion in 2014-15 totalling £113.05).