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Despite orders to tighten their belts and cut budgets, civil servants spent more than £370,000 on food. Golf, theatre trips and other leisure activities soaked up another £117,000. Almost £3 million went on travel, half of it on plush hotels in exotic locations in countries including Mexico, Indonesia and Dubai. There are more than 140,000 procurement cards in use across Government departments and quangos.