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Drinking Water

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was spent per day on bottled water on the parliamentary estate in the most recent period for which figures are available. (201264)

Daily expenditure on bottled water is not recorded across the parliamentary estate. Annual expenditure by the House of Commons for 2007-08 and an approximate daily cost based on the number of working days in 2007-08 are as follows:

£

Total cost of purchases for 2007-08

29,866

Approximate daily cost

118.35

In addition, the total cost of bottled water purchased by Catering and Retail Services for sale to customers during the same period was £32,979.