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Christmas

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department and its agencies have spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in each of the last five years. (171448)

Prior to 2004-05 these items were purchased by or paid for via the National Assembly for Wales and figures can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The expenses incurred by the Wales Office for the following years were:

£

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

(a) Cards:

2,949.57

1,020

897.80

(b) Parties:

1,284.28

2,523.96

5,538.33

(c) Decorations:

0

0

100

Printing costs for invitations are not included this can be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.