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Speaker's Christmas Expenditure (2019)

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The amount spent by the Speaker’s Office on Christmas events, including receptions, in December 2018 and a description of these events.

A breakdown showing the amount of alcohol and food purchased for each event/reception, and a further breakdown showing expenditure/ amount of wine, beer and spirits for each event

 

 

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This information is held by the House of Commons.

Christmas Events in Speaker's House

You may also be interested in further information relating to these events.

• The two annual carol services and receptions on the list are to thank staff of the House of Commons for their contribution to the running of the House and have been held by successive Speakers for over 40 years.
• Speakers of the House of Commons have hosted the lunch for the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army following the annual carol service in Westminster Hall since 1983.
• Speaker Boothroyd welcomed seriously-ill children to Speaker’s House for an annual Christmas celebration. Both Speaker Martin and Speaker Bercow have continued this tradition.