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Departmental ICT

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 2579W, on departmental ICT, how many of the missing or stolen (a) laptops, (b) mobile telephones and (c) personal digital assistants have been replaced by his Department; and at what cost. (202438)

It would be normal practice to replace these items, but there is no record kept which would distinguish an order for a replacement item from a new requirement. The estimated cost of replacement for all these items was given in the answer of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 2580W on departmental property.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to ensure that counterfeit routers and other counterfeit hardware are not utilised in his Department’s computer networks. (203243)

Equipment installed on HM Treasury IT networks is subject to operational and security testing before it is introduced into live service. In addition HM Treasury procures computer hardware from reputable companies under framework agreements established and managed by OGC Buying Solutions (part of the Office of Government Commerce,).