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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years. (213527)

The Department’s central accounts for the last three years show the following expenditure on new furnishings and fittings:

£000

2005-06

48

2006-07

2,887

2007-08

696

The Department has specified verifiable, legal and sustainable sources for the provision of timber and timber products purchased by this Department over the last five years, and will specify Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade licensed timber products for future purchases when it becomes available.

The following was the net cost to the Department of leasing new vehicles in the relevant period:

£000

2005-06

17

2006-07

37

2007-08

32

Expenditure on art is not separately identified in the Department’s accounts.