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Departmental Furniture

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 15 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2009, Official Report, column 234W, on departmental furniture, which (a) offices and (b) individuals received each (i) Dean and (ii) Hay model of the Herman Miller chair. (292987)

Communities and Local Government purchased the Dean and Hay model of chairs for use in general areas of Eland House, not for individual staff. These chairs were purchased through Herman Miller, but manufactured by Orangebox.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2009, Official Report, column 234W, on departmental furniture, how many Herman Miller chairs were ordered by the Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) model and (b) cost, including value added tax, was of each. (292988)

Communities and Local Government did not order any chairs manufactured by Herman Miller in 2008-09.