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Departmental Plants

Volume 473: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on pot plants in each of the last five years. (192061)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has spent the following sums on plants, live and artificial, between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2007:

£

2003

15,526.00

2004

49,590.00

2005

28,084.00

2006

25,353.00

2007

22,675.00

DFID has a variety of live and artificial trees and plants in the London and East Kilbride offices. It is not possible to identify the cost of pot plants only so the above figures in the table cover all the expenses associated with plants, including their procurement and maintenance.