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Departmental Procurement

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 304W, on departmental procurement, what the purpose of the expenditure on LLM Communications was; and what goods or services were purchased. (251953)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 303W, on departmental procurement, what the purpose was of the expenditure incurred by the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office in respect of (a) Oddbins, (b) BMI Health Screening, (c) RAF Northolt, (d) Ecovert FM Ltd. and (e) Apollo Photographers Ltd. (253938)

Oddbins sold beverages, BMI Health Screening arranged vaccinations for officials to travel abroad on business, RAF Northolt is the base of 32 Squadron which recharges for flights used on official travel, Ecovert FM was responsible for building services where DPMO was located, and Apollo were photographers employed to help with the production of DPMO’s annual report. All DPMO expenditure was made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in “Government Accounting” and the Treasury handbook on “Regularity and Propriety”.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental procurement, how much expenditure was incurred on each organisation listed in the chart in 2007-08, based on purchase order data held in the departmental financial system. (254011)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Beckenham (Mrs. Lait) on 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 303W.