Departments: Ministerial Red Boxes
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many ministerial red boxes the Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.
Maria Eagle (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice; Liverpool, Garston, Labour)
Red boxes are used by successive Ministers over a number of years. The specific information requested for the last five years could be provided only at disproportionate cost as the information is not recorded centrally.
Red boxes are ordered via the Department's stationery contract with Banner Business Supplies.