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Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000. (105041)

DFID procures its furniture from various companies approved under the Office of Government Commerce Framework agreements. We do not maintain records of the ownership of the companies. Furniture is obtained on the basis of value for money and, for timber products, compliance with appropriate environmental standards.