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Departmental Plants

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how much his Department has spent on potted plants in each of the last three years; (254430)

(2) how much the Cabinet Office has spent on flowers in each of the last three years;

(3) how much has been spent on (a) pot plants and (b) cut flowers for No. 10 Downing Street in each of the last three years.

The Prime Minister's Office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office.

I refer the hon. Member to the answers given to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) by my hon. Friend the then Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office (Gillian Merron) on 17 October 2007, Official Report, column 1131W and to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office (Mr. Watson) on 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 324W.