§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what has been the total cost of providing fresh flowers for his room since 3 May 1979; how often these are provided; and how this compares with such expenditure in the past.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The cost to public funds of flowers and plants which have been delivered on 21 occasions over the past six months to the rooms of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the arts has been £46. Under the previous Administration the office of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster was not amongst those Government offices which purchased plants or flowers.