§ Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department will spend on Christmas trees and decorations this year; how many Christmas trees will be bought for his Department's headquarters; and what are the type and country of origin of the trees. 
§ Sir John Wheeler
[holding answer 6 December 1996]: The Northern Ireland Office and Northern Ireland Departments will spend £860 on 28 Christmas trees and various decorations. The trees will be of north American 51W large pole pines, Norway spruce, noble fir, silver fern and an artificial nordic spruce, originating from Northern Ireland, Scotland and China.