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Plastic Bags

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many branded plastic bags his Department has purchased in the last 24 months for which figures are available; and at what cost; (184644)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many branded plastic bags his Department and its agencies purchased in the last 24 months; and at what cost. (194765)

Any branded plastic bags are procured by individual teams within the Department and we do not hold central records on which items were procured and at what cost. To provide this information would therefore incur disproportionate cost.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) purchased 1,000 white plastic bags printed with the MHRA logo on 28 January 2008 at a cost of £290.00 VAT inclusive.