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Expenditure on Ceremonial garments (2018)


Please could I be supplied with a breakdown of expenditure on ceremonial/official garments since October 2016, including an itemised list by post-holder.



This information is held by the House of Commons. 

Please note that this information is not held centrally and has been provided by the relevant departments. Therefore, some costs include VAT and others do not and these are clearly marked in the table.

The House of Commons provides ceremonial dress for more than 50 members of staff, which is worn to help provide clarity about their roles. Additionally, staff are sometimes required to wear particular dress on ceremonial or state occasions, such as during the State Opening of Parliament. To ensure value for money for the taxpayer, the House of Commons continues to drive down costs by repairing and recycling uniforms whenever possible.