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Christmas

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 218526, tabled on 11 December 2014

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent on decorations, hospitality or refreshments for Christmas activities in 2014.

Answered on

16 December 2014

Refreshments for Christmas celebrations were funded by ministers and/or officials - and were not at taxpayers' expense. The Cabinet Office has paid £80.50 for decorations and a central Christmas tree in the main building of 70 Whitehall. Cabinet Office also contributed towards the cost of the Christmas tree for the building it shares with HM Treasury. In addition, my office purchased at personal expense a discounted Christmas tree from Argos.

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Cabinet Office
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