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Departmental Furniture

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much each of his Department’s agencies spent on furniture in each of the last five years. (273792)

From information held centrally, the core-Department’s financial system records the following expenditure on furniture and all related services (fitting, movement, etc.) by three of DEFRA’s Executive agencies for the financial years 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09:

£

Agency

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Animal health

622

283

757,768.56

Marine and fisheries

400

35

8,893

Government decontamination service

0

65

4,427

Further information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.