The Department spend was as follows:
New furnishings Works of art New vehicles 2007-08 117,190 Nil 170,078.65 2008-09 1,593,976 23,236 714,327.51
Works of art
The notable increase in furnishings for the 2008-09 year includes major new build and refurbishment projects throughout the DEFRA estate including:
Lion House, Alnwick
Dragonfly House, Norwich
Foss House, York
Refresh of the London Estate (smart-working programme)
Various Animal Health refurbishments.
Delivery and payment for new vehicles in 2007-08 was delayed into 2008-09, hence the increase in total spend.