The Malta Independent 15 November 2018, Thursday

Almost €60,000 spent in social events for entities falling under Prime Minister’s remit this year

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 18:58 Last update: about 22 days ago

Almost €60,000 has been spent in social events for entities falling under Prime Minister's remit in 2018 thus far, information tabled in Parliament on Tuesday shows.

The information came to light in response to a parliamentary question asked by Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi.  Azzopardi asked the Prime Minister how much had been spent in each of the entities that he was responsible for, for festivities, parties, receptions, dinners, purchase of alcohol and similar such activities since 2013, with the information being split in a year-by-year manner.

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The information presented pertained only to 2017 and 2018, and it showed that the total expenditure in such social events in 2017 was that of €89,829 and that the total expenditure for the same such events in 2018 is, so far, that of €58,089.

The entity that had seen the most expenditure on such events was the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), which has racked up a bill of €24,366 so far this year.  This is a far cry from the €55,355 that the MFSA spent in 2017 however.

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), meanwhile spent €17,994.84 on these events - already more than the €14,517.20 spent in 2017.  Identity Malta and the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) both spent a bit more than €3,000 this year, whilst the Individual Investment Programme's office spent €5,214 in 2018.

The full table presented in Parliament detailing the exact spending of each entity that falls under the remit of the Prime Minister, can be here.


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