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Written Question 31st July 2007

Children, Schools and Families: Departments: Ministerial Red Boxes

Q:To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many ministerial red boxes his Department and its predecessor bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering process was used in selecting them.

A:Red boxes are ordered as and when they are needed from the Department's stationery supplier, Business Banner Supplies. Ministerial boxes are used by successive Ministers over many years.
Kevin Brennan (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families