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Departmental Procurement

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge) of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 11W, on departmental procurement, what the monetary value of the expenditure undertaken in 2007-08 for goods or supplies was from (a) Bell Decorating Group, (b) ASM Locksmiths Ltd, (c) Celtic Manor Resort Limited, (d) Dentons Catering Equipment Limited, (e) John Lewis plc and (f) the Scottish Storytelling Centre; and what the purpose of the expenditure was in each case. (233389)

The information is as follows:


Purpose of expenditure

Expenditure (£)

ASM Locksmiths, London

Lock repair


Bell Decorating, Edinburgh

Internal decoration of Melville Crescent premises


Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales

Overnight accommodation


Dentons Catering Equipment, London

Purchase of catering trolley


John Lewis

Purchase of kettles and television sets


Scottish Story Telling Centre, Edinburgh

Grant towards the production of “Identities: Tales of the United Kingdom”. This involved a grant towards a children's competition to celebrate 300 anniversary of the Union