§ Mr. Pickles
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new photocopiers his Department has(a) purchased and (b) leased in each year since 1997; and at what cost. 
§ Mr. Leslie
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was created in May 2002. Since that date the lease on the purchase of photocopiers has been managed under a joint contract with the Department for Transport, therefore, the information requested is not held centrally, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.