§ Dr. Cable
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by her Department on stationery in(a) 1995–96, (b) 1996–97, (c) 1997–98, (d) 1998–99. (e) 1999–2000, (f) 2000–01 and (g) 2001–02; what suppliers were used in each of these years, and how much was spent per supplier; what tender processes were undertaken, and what the frequency was of such processes; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Ms Hewitt
The main provider of stationery to DTI over this period has been Guilbert UK Limited with whom we have a framework arrangement awarded by competitive tender in June 1998. Expenditure under this framework for the years for which information is available is as follows:
- FY 1998–99—£1,078,069 (July 1998—March 1999);
- FY 1999–00—£1,384,281;
- FY 2000–01—£1,567,334; and
- FY 2001–02—£1,536,726.