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Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in 2007. (176760)

Design: DIUS held a competition for further education college students to design an electronic Christmas card for the Department. The competition was won by Matthew Boulton College. This incurred no significant cost to the Department as colleges were individually invited to participate. The prize—a trip to a design centre or space centre—was donated by our partners.

Distribution: The DIUS Christmas Card was distributed electronically through existing email routes and therefore incurred no significant costs.