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Departmental Plants

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on cut flowers in each of the last three years. (256175)

The purchase of cut flowers has now ceased across the estate. Upon retender of the FM contract, the provision of cut flowers was seen as an area for immediate cost reduction and duly ceased in August 2008.

The total expenditure for the cut flowers across the Ministry of Justice HQ estate (formerly Department of Constitutional Affairs) between fiscal years 2006 to 2009 is shown in the following table:

£

2006-07

13,685.15

2007-08

13,304.73

2008-09

6,113.55