An eagle-eyed reader points out that there are quite a few receptions at several luxury hotels enjoyed by DCLG staff, and not only the one picked out by Paul Waugh earlier.

CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION THISTLE HOTELS 5,077.90
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION TATE GALLERY RESTAURANT 3,760.00
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION WALDORF HILTON 5,145.00
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION ST MARTINS LANE HOTEL 1,440.00
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION RUMMER HOTEL 1,276.86
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION RUBENS AT THE PALACE HOTEL 16,959.61
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION ROYAL HORSEGUARDS HOTEL 1,967.50
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION RADISSON HOTELS 2,003.62
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION PARK PLAZA HOTELS 8,851.70
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION JURYS HOTELS 4,191.85
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION HYATT REGENCY HOTELS 5,844.33
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION GROSVENOR VICTORIA HOTEL LTD 7,829.10
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION GRANGE WELLINGTON HOTEL 4,428.50
CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION CROWNE PLAZA HOTELS 2,348.75

Then again, is this really so abnormal? I’ve never seen a list of hotels used by the FT Group but wouldn’t be shocked if it contained some similar expenditure…….

This, however, is curious.

CLG EVENTS ORGANISATION THE PEACE ALLIANCE 3,500.00

UPDATE: I’ve been taken to task; it turns out the Peace Alliance is a respectable anti-crime charity.

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