Skip to main content

IT Support

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Leader of the House how much the contract for IT support for hon. Members cost in each of the last five years. (105464)

The total cash cost of Members IT (including the contract currently held by Dell and previously held by Computacenter) has been:

Members’ IT equipment and support

Amount (£)









Desk top IT equipment has a life expectancy of around four years. The spend profile will reflect major upgrade and replacement programmes; for example, the 2005 general election gave rise to the higher spend on Members’ IT equipment in 2005-06.

To ask the Leader of the House which company holds the contract to provide IT support for hon. Members. (105465)

Since the general election of 2005, Dell holds the contract for the supply and support of desktop hardware and peripherals for hon. Members. The Parliamentary ICT Service (PICT) provides support for centrally provided software packages and first line support for centrally provided hardware.