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Departmental Drinking Water

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on bottled water in each of the last six months. (282316)

Since January 2008, the Department for International Development no longer purchases bottled mineral water as a matter of course, but instead uses bottled filtered mains water that is prepared on site. This change was made on the grounds of economy and environmental benefits.