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Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency has spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12-months. (303843)

My Department (i) produced an e-card using internal services, (ii) used no official funds for departmental Christmas parties and (iii) spent £559.44 on undressed Christmas trees (decorations were reused from previous years) for Christmas 2008.

The Royal Parks (i) spent £200 on Christmas e-cards, (ii) had their staff Christmas party paid for by The Royal Parks directors and (iii) spent no money on decorations in the last 12 months.