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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) works of art and (c) new vehicles in each of the last three years. (312512)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) Figures for the purchase of furniture and fittings are 2006-07 (£4.358 million), 2007-2008 (£2.267 million) and 2008-09 (£5.956 million).

(b) There has been no expenditure on works of art installed by the department at its HQ at 2 Marsham Street over the last three years, other than the cost of maintaining Public Art at 2 Marsham Street which is met by the PFI supplier. Information on any possible expenditure on art elsewhere is not held centrally.

(c) The Department including UK Border Agency spent the following on the purchase of new vehicles in the last three years: 2006-07 £771,660, 2007-08 £785,207 and 2008-09, £230,893 exclusive of post purchase operational equipment provided in the vehicles.