Chequers: Catering

(asked on 15th July 2022) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

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 by
Michael Ellis Portrait
Michael Ellis
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
This question was answered on 20th 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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