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Departmental Stationery

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural 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. (273781)

DEFRA orders low cost promotional items only to support specific campaign messages to external audiences. The following figures show how much DEFRA spent on promotional materials each year since 2005.

2005-06

Total spend £465.80—T-shirts;

2006-07

Total spend £13,806.00—T-shirts, travel wallets and toothbrushes for the BME Illegal Food Imports campaign;

2007-08

Total spend £10,177.80—T-shirts, pens, travel wallets for the BME Illegal Food Imports campaign and T-shirts for Act on CO2 campaign;

2008-09

Total spend £10,475.00—Organic t-shirts, recycled pens and travel wallets for BME Illegal Food Imports campaign.