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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on office furniture, curtains and carpets and office decorating in each of the last five years.

Prior to 1983–84 Departments were not charged separately for office furniture, curtains and carpets, nor for maintenance work undertaken by PSA on their estates.For 1983–84 and 1984–85 the information for my Department is as follows:

Supplies items £Office decoration £
1984–85* 1,499,675


* Expenditure on supplies, which includes office furniture, curtains and carpets, is not separately itemised.

It is not possible to separate the cost of office decoration from other maintenance work.