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Departmental Plants

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants since its creation. (301352)

Since its creation in June 2009, this Department’s Estates section has spent £60, excluding VAT, on a flower display for its Remembrance Day ceremony at 1 Victoria Street. In addition, £9,780 has been spent on plant displays across seven BIS managed buildings in London, Sheffield and Glasgow in office and reception areas. This spend covers the hire and maintenance of all internal plant displays and exterior maintenance.