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Stella McCartney clothes, designer shoes and a silk scarf: The haul of gifts received by Theresa May –

Under Whitehall rules, the Prime Minister paid with her own money to keep the items as Ministerial code dictates that gifts received by ministers in their official capacity worth more than £140 become the property of Government unless they chose to pay the value of the item. 

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also received a Moser crystal glass bowl from the Czech President Miloš Zeman, which is currently being held by the Foreign Office.

Theresa May received a haul of gifts in the period around the general election, including Stella McCartney clothing, designer shoes, and a necklace from the President of Ukraine.

According to the latest data transparency data – showing all gifts received by the Prime Minister for the three months to the end of June – Ms May decided to purchase a pair of shoes from Ms Charlotte Olympia, totalling £495. 

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