Government Departments: Bottled Water

House of Lords written question – answered on 19th 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 Transport spent on bottled water in each of the past five years.

Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Minister of State, Department for Transport, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The information requested can only be provided at disproportionate cost. All expenditure was incurred in accordance with the principles of Managing Public Money and the Treasury handbook on regularity and propriety.

The Cabinet Secretary announced on 6 March 2008 that the use of bottled water for meetings and other official business is to be phased out across the whole government estate.

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