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Christmas

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department's agencies spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in each year since 1997. (182446)

The information requested is as follows:

UK Trade and Investment

(a) The following has been spent on Christmas cards:

£

2005

18,303.001

2006

11,031.001

2007

9,112.502

1 Paper card

2 e-card

Figures from 1997 to 2004 are not available.

(b) There is no separate record of postage costs for sending paper cards in 2005 or 2006.

Companies House

(a) The following has been spent on Christmas cards:

£

2002

602

2003

618

2004

880

2005

590

2006

580

2007

494

Figures from 1997 to 2001 are not available.

(b) The amount spent on postage of Christmas cards is not kept as a separate record.

The Insolvency Service has not sent any Christmas cards.