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Departmental Plants

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on (a) pot plants and (b) cut flowers in each year since it was established. (256117)

The Department occupies space in buildings that are managed by other Government Departments. The Department’s contribution towards the cost of plants and flowers is:

£

2007-08

517

2008-09

1,722

Total

2,239

This includes expenditure on plant displays and maintenance, purchase of Christmas trees and Remembrance Day wreaths and flowers, and cannot be further broken down between pot plants and flowers.