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Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in the last 12 months. (242454)

In the last 12 months, the Department spent (a) £2,653 on Christmas cards and (c) £460 on a Christmas tree at its headquarters building. The Department does not fund (b) Christmas parties.