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Oman: Official Hospitality

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 459, tabled on 11 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the (a) items and (b) value of hospitality received by the (i) Chief of the Defence Staff and (ii) his predecessor in connection with attendance at the Sultan's Privy Council in Oman on (A) 5 and 6 January 2019, (B) 6 and 7 January 2018 and (C) 7 and 8 January 2017.

Answered on

17 May 2021

Transparency guidance for Senior Officials from the Cabinet Office states that Hospitality provided by overseas governments should not normally be included in published returns. Consequently, the information is not held centrally and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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