To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how many (a) male and (b) female members of staff of the Church Commissioners were issued with personal digital assistants in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. (181399)
This information is not recorded but, by way of a statement, the commissioners invest in technology whenever they believe that this will improve their business efficiency. When they do invest in new equipment, the recipient’s gender is irrelevant.