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Computers: Waste Disposal

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department received from the disposal of information technology equipment in the last year for which figures are available; and what avenues were used for such disposal. (154036)

The core Home Office, including the Border and Immigration Agency, does not own information technology (IT) assets other than internally developed software. Hardware is leased under service contracts.

For the financial year 2006-07, the only IT asset disposal within the Home Office group, including executive agencies, occurred in the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) which received a total of £2,781.73 from the disposal.

The IPS uses a company called RD Trading on an ad-hoc basis to remove information technology equipment that is no longer required.