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Monday, 23 November 2015
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Attorney-General's Department: Ministerial Hospitality

(Question No. 1457)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

In respect of catering and hospitality by the Minister in 2014-15, (a) what total sum was spent, (b) for what functions was the catering and hospitality, (c) on what date(s) did each function occur, and at what location(s), and (d) for each function, what sum was spent on (i) meals, (ii) drinks, (iii) hospitality staff, and (iv) other costs.

Mr Keenan: The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The table below provides details of the (a) costs, (b) purpose, and (c) dates for catering and hospitality paid for by the Attorney-General's Department in 2014-15:





Briefing to the Attorney-General on the Foreign Fighters Legislation from AGD, AFP and security services representatives



Working lunch with NZ AG and bilateral discussions relating to national security



Working lunch with Indian Attorney-General and members of the Indian Supreme Court



Working lunch on Constitutional Recognition



(d) It is not possible to provide a breakdown of spending on meals, drinks, hospitality staff and other costs as this information is not captured in the department's financial information system.