Christmas

Treasury written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department and its agencies have spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in each of the last five years.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in 2007.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department's agencies spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in each year since 1997.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The cost to the Treasury of purchasing Christmas cards in 2007 was £8,345. The figure for the Debt Management Office was £593. Information relating to postage costs is not available.

The Treasury's cards were purchased from Card Aid, who made a donation to charity on behalf of the Department.

Christmas parties are funded by staff themselves and not the Department. Christmas decorations are also purchased either by staff or by facilities management companies without recourse to public funds.

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