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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft in each of the last three years. (112602)

Expenditure on buying, operating and supporting all commercial software products in the last three years is as follows:

£

2003-04

570,353

2004-05

1,086,768

2005-06

765,249

Expenditure on software products produced by Microsoft is not available, as current Treasury records do not hold the information in this way.

The additional expenditure in 2004-05 resulted from the purchase of software to support the Treasury’s electronic document and records management system.