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Departmental ICT

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1381W, on departmental ICT, how many of the lost or stolen (a) laptops and (b) personal digital assistants have been replaced by his Department; and at what cost. (202507)

The information is as follows.

Item

Number lost, missing or stolen (since 2001)

Number replaced

Cost of replacement (£)

Personal digital assistant (PDA)

2

2

240

Laptop

32

32

25,824

The Department for International (DFID) has a large mobile workforce that requires the tools to enable them to work remotely. Laptops and PDA's are essential business tools for them and as such they are replaced if the originals are lost or stolen.