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Christmas Cards

Volume 456: debated on Friday 2 February 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff hours were spent on preparation of departmental Christmas cards in 2005; how many departmental staff have responsibility for preparing Christmas cards in 2006; what the cost of postage was for official departmental Christmas cards in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005; what the cost was of purchasing official departmental Christmas cards in each such year; and how many official Christmas cards were sent out by his Department in each year. (106543)

Preparing Christmas cards accounts for only a very small proportion of the time of any Treasury official. For information on Treasury Christmas cards in 2004 and 2005, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham (Mr. Hands) on 31 January 2006, Official Report, column 398W, and the answer the former Financial Secretary my right hon. Friend the Member for East Ham (Mr. Timms) gave to the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (David Davis) on 20 December 2004, Official Report, column 1403W.