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Potted plants (2015)

Request

  1. The cost of purchasing, renting and all other contractual costs to the provisions of potted plants, trees and other shrubbery within the House of Commons
  2. Please provide the costs broken down by year and where possible by purchase or contract.
  3. Please provide the information broken down over the last 3 years.
  4. Please also provide the costs of any maintenance contracts pertaining to plants, trees and shrubs

 

Response

Please note that our response only deals with trees and plants in areas for which the House of Commons is responsible. Some areas are the responsibility of the House of Lords, which is a separate public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act, therefore you may wish to consider forwarding your request to them.

  1. The cost of purchasing, renting and all other contractual costs to the provisions of potted plants, trees and other shrubbery within the House of Commons
    And
  2. Please provide the costs broken down by year and where possible by purchase or contract.
    And
  3. Please provide the information broken down over the last 3 years.
    The table below shows the cost per year of grounds maintenance and Portcullis House trees for the last three financial years, and identifiable expenditure for indoor potted plants. Please note these figures include VAT where it has been charged and is not recoverable.
    The costs shown include all maintenance contracts under the related headings. The specific costs of any maintenance contracts pertaining to plants, trees and shrubs cannot be disaggregated from these figures.
  4. Please also provide the costs of any maintenance contracts pertaining to plants, trees and shrubs.
    The House of Commons does not hold this information. The costs shown in the table above include all maintenance contracts under the related headings. The specific costs of any maintenance contracts pertaining to plants, trees and shrubs cannot be disaggregated from these figures.