For information on Christmas cards sent in 2003 and 2004, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to David Davis by my right hon. Friend David Miliband on
No departmental funds have been used for staff Christmas parties.
Christmas trees are situated at certain points on the Cabinet Office Estate, which includes 10 Downing street, such as in the reception of the main buildings and at the front door of 10 Downing street. The following costs include the purchase, decoration and environmentally friendly disposal of the trees. The cost in each of the last five years was £13,294 (2006), £12,968 (2005), £13,159 (2004), £8,399 (2003) and approximately £5,151 (2002).