AQW 19627/11-15


Mr Jim Allister
Traditional Unionist Voice
North Antrim


Tabled Date: 08/02/2013
Answered On Date: 21/02/2013
Priority Written: No


Question:
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what was the total spend on hospitality by his Department in 2011/12.


Answer:
Hospitality spend for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and each of the Department’s Arms Length Bodies, in 2011/12, is set out in the table below.
 
£’000
DHSSPS
49.1
Belfast HSC Trust
10.0
Northern HSC Trust
12.5
Southern HSC Trust
44.0
South Eastern HSC Trust
17.4
Western HSC Trust
9.0
NI Ambulance Service
2.7
Business Services Organisation
39.4
Health and Social Care Board
51.9
Public Health Agency
44.4
Patient Client Council
15.9
NI Fire & Rescue Service
6.3
NI Practice & Education Council
-
NI Social Care Council
18.6
NI Guardian Ad Litem Agency
0.5
NI Blood Transfusion Service
-
Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority
8.6
NI Medical & Dental Training Agency
4.4
Total
334.7
All organisations across the HSC have comprehensive policies and procedures in respect of hospitality which outline the eligibility and entitlement to hospitality.
Due to the wide ranging operational nature of the Department’s ALB’s, hospitality may also include expenditure other than that associated with the provision of refreshments, for example room and/or equipment hire.