Department for Exiting the European Union: Christmas

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse for Departmental Christmas (a) cards, (b) postage, (c) parties and (d) decorations and trees in 2017.

Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Expenditure for Christmas items such as those listed is taken from locally managed budgets, which are approved by delegated budget holders. All budget holders are reminded of the need to ensure value for money for the taxpayer before committing to any purchase.

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