To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(1) how many branded plastic bags his Department and its agencies have purchased since his Department was created; and at what cost;
(2) pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 171W, on procurement, how many plastic bags have been procured by the division of his Department responsible for communications and marketing; and at what cost.
In past years, there have been isolated projects where promotional material has been produced. The following table shows how the number and costs of branded plastic bags the communications and marketing department has procured in each area and agency of the Ministry of Justice since its creation on
|Number of bags purchased||Total cost of purchase (£)|
|Ministry of Justice Headquarters||0||0|
|Public Guardianship Office||10,000||1,300|
|Office of Criminal Justice Reform||35,000 promotional bio-degradable carrier bags||3,325|
|National Offender Management Service||2,000||921|
|Her Majesty's Court Service||5,500 promotional carrier bags||489.50|
A sustainability board has been established and is reviewing current arrangements.