Government Departments: Bottled Water

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th May 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister (Community Cohesion), Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills or its predecessors spent on bottled water in each of the past five years.

Photo of Lord Young of Norwood Green Lord Young of Norwood Green Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Skills & Apprenticeships), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Lords in Waiting (Skills & Apprenticeships), HM Household, Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Skills & Apprenticeships)

Water at the department's offices is provided through the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), which manage the facilities of the buildings that DIUS occupies.

Neither of these organisations holds separate records of the bottled water supplied to DIUS, so the information requested is not available.

DIUS was a new department when it was created in June 2007. Records relating to the former Department of Trade and Industry and Department for Education and Skills are held by BERR and DCSF respectively.

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