Departments: Ministerial Red Boxes
Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many ministerial red boxes his Department and its predecessor 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.

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Gareth Thomas (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform; Harrow West, Labour)

The number of Ministers red boxes ordered by BERR and its predecessor over the previous five years were as follows:

Number Cost (£)
2002-03 0
2003-04 0
2004-05 1 604.50
2005-06 9 749 each
2006-07 8 749 each

Banner Business Supplies are the sole supplier of Ministers boxes and are an Office of Government Commerce (OGC) approved supplier.

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