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Departmental Plants

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 24 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on (a) pot plants and (b) cut flowers in 2008-09. (280019)

The Department for Transport spent £87,401 on pot plants and £3,419 on cut flowers in 2008-09. This excludes spend incurred at the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency as the information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Spend on pot plants includes provision, maintenance and replacement of plants.

All expenditure was incurred in accordance with the principles of Managing Public Money and the Treasury handbook on Regularity and Propriety.