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Departmental Video Conferencing

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost has been to his Department of installation of video-conferencing facilities; and whether there are ongoing maintenance contract costs associated with these facilities. (246888)

The Department for International Development (DFID) completed a project in 2008 to refresh the videoconferencing facilities across the organisation. The full cost of this was £785,000. There is an annual cost of £75,000 for maintaining the key components of the videoconferencing infrastructure.