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Departmental Furniture

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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. (244357)

The Wales Office generally procures its furniture through Ministry of Justice contracts. The amount the Department has directly spent on furniture from British firms for each financial year since 2005-06 is detailed in the following table. Information for the years prior to 2005-06 could not be obtained without incurring disproportionate cost. The Department did not directly buy any furniture from Remploy or overseas firms.

£

2005-06

0

2006-07

2,239

2007-08

13,170

2008-09

1

1 No expenditure to date