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Departmental Stationery

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on branded stationery and gifts for (a) internal and (b) external promotional use in each of the last five years. (273782)

The following figures are for financial years (FYs) running from April to the following March.

Financial year

£

Stationery

2004-05

3,493,880.10

2005-06

2,888,932.57

2006-07

3,137,282.68

2007-08

3,342,288.35

2008-09

3,202,293.50

Gifts

2004-05

8,832.84

2005-06

8,291.46

2006-07

13,831.94

2007-08

13,749.76

2008-09

16,998.87

We are not able to distinguish between branded stationery and all other stationery from our reports. The necessary research would incur disproportionate costs.

We are also not able to distinguish between internal and external use from our reports. The necessary research would incur disproportionate costs.