Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's (a) chart of accounts and (b) resource account codes and usage descriptions for the 2008-09 financial year. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The chart of accounts for 2008-09, which has been placed in the Libraries of the House, reflects the Department's structure for that year and will not necessarily reflect the 2007-08 structure, or that for future years. The chart shows the relationship between parent codes (used for preparing resource accounts) and children codes (used for more detailed management purposes). Each code has a brief description that describes its use.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) chairs, (b) desks and (c) other office
furnishings have been purchased by her Department and its agencies in each of the last five years; and at what cost in each case. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The information requested is not held centrally. It has been estimated that, due to the broad scope of this question and the decentralised and devolved structure of the Department, to obtain it would incur disproportionate costs. However, the information that is available is set out in the table below. This does not include in all cases information on specific categories of purchase as this is not recorded centrally.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has replaced approximately 1,450 workstations per year over the last three years (April 2005 - March 2008) as part of a rolling refurbishment programme of the main headquarters site in Swansea. Each workstation includes a desk, chair, three drawer pedestal, back screen and monitor arm. Cost information is commercially confidential.
London Headquarters buildings,
Marine Accident Investigation Branch.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency,
Vehicle Certification Agency and
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
|DfT Central||Executive Agency|
|Ashdown House, Hastings||Air Accidents Investigations Branch||Rail A ccident I nvestigation B ranch (see note 1 )||Driving Standards Agency||Government Car and Despatch Agency||Highways Agency|
1. Rail Accident Investigation Branch became operational on 17 October 2005.
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