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Departments: ICT

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of buying new (a) laptops, (b) mobile telephones and (c) personal digital assistant devices for new Ministers in his Department following each Cabinet reshuffle since 1997; and if he will make a statement. (156727)

The following table illustrates the cost of buying new (a) laptops, (b) mobile telephones and (c) personal digital assistant devices for new Ministers by the Northern Ireland Office.

Financial year

Number of laptops purchased

Cost (£)

Number of mobile phones purchased

Cost (£)

Number of personal digital assistant devices (blackberries) purchased

Cost (£)

1997-98

0

0

0

0

0

0

1998-99

0

0

0

0

0

0

1999-2000

0

0

0

0

0

0

2000-01

0

0

0

0

0

0

2001-02

0

0

0

0

0

0

2002-03

0

0

0

0

0

0

2003-04

0

0

0

0

0

0

2004-05

0

0

2

94

0

0

2005-06

0

0

0

0

3

750

2006-07

0

0

0

0

0

0