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Departmental Assets

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to paragraph 10, page 59 of his Department’s resource accounts for 2006-07, if he will break down the £836,000 his Department lost on the disposal of fixed assets by asset disposed of. (178282)

The loss on the disposal of fixed assets of £826,000 can be analysed as follows:

write-off of fixtures and fittings of £157,000 following the vacation of Eileen House and Hannibal House as part of the rationalisation of the Department’s London office accommodation; and

following a management review of balance sheet valuations, 26 different software development projects, six information technology (IT) hardware projects, and six minor IT purchases with a total value of £669,000 were written-off.