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Parliamentary Resources Unit

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann), of 13 October 2008, Official Report, columns 846-47W, on the Parliamentary Resources Unit, how much has been paid to (a) the Parliamentary Labour Party and (b) Computing for Labour, through the Department of Resources and its predecessors in each year since 2003-04. (233882)

From November 2007 a total of £15,681.25 has been paid to the parliamentary Labour party from parliamentary allowances for the messaging service provided for Members by Vodafone:

£

2007-08

10,700.25

2008-09 (to date)

4,981.00

The amounts paid to Computing for Labour as subscriptions for software that is used for responding to constituents’ correspondence and other constituency casework for each year since 2003-04 are as follows:

£

2005-06

897,427

2006-07

974,161

2007-08

1,087,530

2008-09 (to date)

743,412

Figures for 2003-04 and 2004-05 are not available.