Hospitality Costs Are Up for Labour Ministers
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY
SPENDING by ministers on 'hospitality' has gone up since New Labour came to power.
according to figures released yesterday.
The statistics show that Tony Blair's ministers spent 4.5 per cent more on entertainment for their visitors and contacts last year than those in John Major's administration in its last year.
The hospitality figures have increased despite Mr Blair's efforts to persuade his colleagues to cut back spending on parties, receptions and entertaining.
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, who once called the Major administration's spending on alcohol 'damned offensive', saw bills for ministerial …
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Publication information: Article title: Hospitality Costs Are Up for Labour Ministers. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: December 27, 1999. Page number: 23. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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