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Departmental Flowers

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on (a) pot plants and (b) flowers in each of the last three years. (254874)

This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. All expenditure must comply with the principles of propriety set out in Managing Public Money and in the Treasury’s handbook on regularity, propriety and value for money.

Accessibility to expenditure information on discrete items and services is largely determined by the MOD’s Chart of Accounts (Joint Service Publication 530), copies of which are placed in the Library of the House for each financial year. It is also published in the MOD’s Publication Scheme at:

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/CorporatePublications/FinancialReorts/Chart OfAccountsManualJsp530.htm.