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Departmental Plants

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has spent on pot plants in 2009-10. (319230)

The information requested is as follows and covers expenditure for pot plants at the Ministry of Justice headquarters estate, for the period 2009-10.

£

Period

Pot plants

120,162.29

11 months

1Excluding VAT.

Note: Of which £10,503.66 is attributable to the Department; and £9,658.63 is attributable to its agencies occupying parts of the HQ estate.

The figures do not include costs from the Tribunal Service, Her Majesty's Court Service or the National Offender Management Service as no separate accounting code is used to record pot plants and to obtain this information would require a manual trawl of each Division at a disproportionate cost.