To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the publication DIT: spending over £500, January 2019, published in June 2019, what the purpose of her Department’s expenditure of £1,185.06 with Savannah Spirits on 15 January 2019 was; and what items were purchased with that expenditure.
15 September 2020
The Aerospace team took a delegation of UK companies to the Savannah Spirits restaurant in January 2019 during a trade mission. £1,185.06 was spent on a dinner for the participating UK companies involved in the mission. Department for International Trade (DIT) officials also attended the dinner.
Trade missions are a crucial tool in connecting UK companies with overseas customers and opportunities, bringing substantial economic benefits to businesses right across the UK.