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Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was paid to Microsoft in licensing fees by his Department and its agencies in each of the last three years; and how much has been budgeted for (a)2003–04 and (b) 2004–05. [130681]

From our records the Department for Education and Skills has spent the following amounts on Microsoft products in licensing fees in the last three years:

YearAmount spent
2000–0111.4 million
1 Includes £1,130,000 on Computers within Reach Project.
For 2003–04 and 2004–05, £350,000 has been budgeted for each year.