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Civil Servants: Computers

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Macbook Air computers are on offer to civil servants as part of the showusabetterway.co.uk competition. (250334)

Show us a better way was a competition to stimulate ideas on how to improve public services through information. The prizes were: a £60,000 fund to develop ideas further and £20,000 for working prototypes.

There was an additional prize of a Macbook Air for the best idea from a civil servant. This was to encourage participation online and to stimulate and reward innovation within the service.

The Cabinet Office will be awarding a Macbook Air to one civil servant for their winning idea of a school catchment area tool.