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Operation Marquee 1 (2020)


Could you please give me a breakdown of all House of Commons spending on Operation Marquee prior to April 2010 i.e. the date and items purchased?




In the first instance please note that while the House of Commons and the House of Lords are two separate public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the information below represents spending by the Houses of Parliament as a whole. This is because, due to the age of the records, we no longer hold information specifying what contribution each House made to the costs in question.

Some information is held by the House of Commons in relation to your request. The recorded information we hold indicates the following spending was carried out for Operation Marquee prior to April 2010:

Financial year(s) Amount
2003/04 to 2008/09 circa £800,000
2009/10 £435,000

No further information within the scope of your request is held, including specific dates or the items purchased as part of this spending. In accordance with our retention policy, most information about spending by the House of Commons for the time period your request is about has been destroyed. For example, information from our General Ledger is disposed of after six years, while invoices, receipts and other information related to the processing of transactions is only held for three years. You can find out more about Parliament’s retention policy on our parliamentary website.