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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Paymaster General how much the Department of Employment has spent on (a) office furniture, (b) carpets and curtains and (c) office decorating in each of the last five years.

No information is available to the Department prior to April 1983. For 1983–84 and 1984–85 expenditure with the Crown Suppliers in respect of all furniture and office supplies was £5·1 million and £4·6 million respectively. The bulk of the expenditure on office decorating is met by the Property Services Agency and details of the amount spent on Department of Employment accommodation is not available except at disproportionate cost.