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Chequers: Catering

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 37503, tabled on 15 July 2022

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether (a) food, (b) drink and (c) catering costs at Chequers are paid for by the public purse.

Answered on

20 July 2022

As I outlined in my answer of 18 October 2021 to PQ 54006, Chequers is not a government building; it is run and managed by an independent trust.

Official hospitality provided by the government (e.g. hosting the visit of a representative of a foreign government) is paid for by the public purse. Personal or party political hospitality is not. This has been the case under successive administrations.

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Cabinet Office
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