Stephen Doughty – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the HM Treasury

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Stephen Doughty on 2016-01-11.

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants attended his speeches at (a) St David’s Hotel and (b) Salt Bar on 7 January 2016.

Harriett Baldwin

Consistent with all official events, the Chancellor was supported by a small number of officials from his private office and the Treasury press office when speaking at the St David’s hotel and at the two associated visits.

Costs associated with the major economy speech at the St David’s hotel in Cardiff were met within the existing events budget at HM Treasury. Invitations were not issued by the department.

The event at the Salt Bar was not a Government event and so no costs were met by the Treasury and no civil servants attended.