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Departmental Furniture

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by (a) British firms, (b) Remploy and (c) overseas firms in each year since 2000. (244343)

The information requested is set out in the following table:

£ million

Financial year

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

British firms

13.4

15.3

18.5

18.1

15.4

13.7

Remploy

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

Overseas firms

7.5

7.7

9.3

9.7

8.2

6.7

The figures exclude PFI/PPP projects where the furniture is supplied by the industrial partner and forms a part of the overall project costs. Data are not held prior to financial year 2002-03.